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James H. Schutte
HOSTA 'Northern Exposure'
Hosta, Northern Exposure Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their leaves, tolerance of shade, mounding habit and toughness. This one, ‘Northern Exposure,’ forms large, spreading clumps of broad, oval leaves that thick, heavily puckered, and cool blue-green with wide yellow to chartreuse margins that turn creamy white as they mature. White tubular flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.
Like most hostas, ‘Northern Exposure’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. In hot, dry conditions the margins may wither and dry. A site with no direct mid-day sun can help. Use ‘Northern Exposure’ for contrasts of texture and color in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover under large trees.
9 - 2
3 - 8
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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
34"-38" / 86.4cm - 96.5cm
64"-68" / 162.6cm - 172.7cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Yellow, Chartreuse, Blue Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
White, Blue Green
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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