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HOSTA 'Queen Josephine'
Hosta, Plantain Lily, Queen Josephine Plantain Lily
Queen Josephine hosta, or plantain lily, is a clump forming, shade tolerant, herbaceous perennial that is primarily grown for its ornamental variegated foliage. In late spring, it produces a neat clump of heart-shaped, dark green leaves with a thin gold margin. In mid to late summer upright stems of funnel-shaped flowers of light purple appear. This hosta prefers part sun to part shade and fertile, well drained soil. It is widely used in mixed perennial borders or planted in masses as a groundcover for shade. Most plantain lilies are highly susceptible to slug damage.
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
12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Dark Green, Gold
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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