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HOSTA 'On Stage'
Hosta, On Stage Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily
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Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The fast-growing ‘On Stage’ forms medium-sized spreading clumps. Its oval leaves taper to a point and are deeply veined. They emerge with bright gold centers which change to creamy white. The margins are two shades of green, irregular and streak into the heart of the leaf. Lavender bell to funnel-shaped flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in summer.
Overall, this hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. Hostas have average water needs, but prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions most develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor Hosta leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. Hosta are best used in shaded perennial gardens or can be massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
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
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
22"-26" / 55.9cm - 66.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Green, Dark Green, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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