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Mark A. Miller
HOSTA( Montana Group)
Hosta, Plantain Lily
This is a group of hostas descended from Hosta montana, a native of Japan that thrives in deep shade. They are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with thick, often variegated, leaves and lavender-tinged white flowers in loose clusters on sturdy stems that rise above the leaves. One well-known member of the groups is ‘Aureomarginata,’ which has broad, forest-green leaves with edges of a much lighter green. Among other cultivars, some were discovered and named in Japan, such as 'Choko Nishiki'with leaves that have green edges and a light-green center.
Like most hostas, the cultivars in this group grow best grow best in shaded to partially shaded sites and tolerate a wide range of soils. They are best used in shaded perennial gardens, moist sites under trees, or massed as a groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
0"-27" / 0.0cm - 68.6cm
0'-30' / 0.0m - 9.1m
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Light Green, Dark Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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