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Hosta, Plantain Lily, Showboat Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, ‘Showboat,' has heart-shaped dark-green leaves outlined by a wide creamy-white margin. It is a medium-sized plant and makes a mound of spreading leaves. The flowers are lavender and flared. They appear above the leaves in clusters atop leafless stems.
Like most hostas, ‘Showboat' grows best in partial shade to full shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of color, texture, and habit in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, 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
Partial Shade, Full Shade
0"-14" / 0.0cm - 35.6cm
0"-28" / 0.0cm - 71.1cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Dark Green, Ivory
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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