August Lily

Hosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora'

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August Lily (Hosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora') at Chalet Nursery

Hosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora'

Hosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora'

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Plant Height: 18 inches

Flower Height: 28 inches

Spread: 3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4

Other Names: Funkia, Hosta, Plantain Lily

Ornamental Features:

August Lily features dainty spikes of fragrant white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. It's large glossy oval leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

August Lily is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

August Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover

Plant Characteristics:

August Lily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 28 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This perennial does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing Garden Groundcover
Flowers Texture Plant Form Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features
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