Dew Drop Hosta
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
With smaller, rounded leaves that are finely edged in white, and a compact growth habit, this hosta is perfect for edging along walkways or shaded borders; lovely lavender blooms in mid summer; protect from strong winds
Dew Drop Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive small textured heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color with distinctive white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Dew Drop Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Dew Drop Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Dew Drop Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.