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Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

While hostas produce flowers, they are mostly grown for their bold foliage. These full hardy plants can be grown under deep-rooted trees as ground cover, in borders, or even near water. They grow best in moist, but well drained soil and most prefer shade with shelter from cold winds. For the lushest displays, feed with a balanced fertiliser between March and June. Do not feed after this period or you will encourage the sort of sappy growth that slugs adore! To avoid the leaves looking like a piece of lace, take measures against slugs and snails, such as beer traps. Hosta 'Cracker crumbs' produces bright  green leaves.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Cracker Crumbs

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: August to March

Flowering period: June to July


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