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James H. Schutte
Hosta, Plantain Lily, Zounds Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, ‘Zounds,’ is a large hosta that makes a cascading mound of huge, egg-shaped, highly puckered and slightly cupped leaves that are bright chartreuse to gold. A site with morning sun produces the brightest leaves. The leaves have heavy substance and are resistant to slugs. The flowers are lavender and borne in clusters on stalks that rise above the leaves in early summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Zounds’ 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 and texture to light up shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover under tall trees to complement their scale.
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"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm
0"-48" / 0.0cm - 121.9cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Chartreuse, Yellow Green, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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