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Hosta Hanky Panky

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Hosta 'Hanky Panky'

Plant details

Hostas are popular, shade-loving plants, grown mainly for their beautiful foliage, although most varieties also have pretty, tubular flowers. Hosta leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures, so there's a huge choice to suit you and your garden.

Hosta 'Hanky Panky' is a robust, fast-growing hosta, bearing green leaves with pinkish-white margins.

For best results, grow in partial shade, ideally with some morning sun to bring out the colour of the leaves. Hosta 'Hanky Panky' thrives in rich, moist soil with plenty of organic matter added to the soil before planting.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Hanky Panky

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: August to March

Flowering period: June to July

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