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Hosta nigrescens

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial


Dramatic foliage

Skill level


Hosta nigrescens

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 nigrescens bears fresh green leaves on tall, elegant stems. For best results, grow in partial shade, ideally with some morning sun to bring out the colour of the leaves. Hosta nigrescens thrives in rich, moist soil with plenty of organic matter added to the soil before planting.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Species: nigrescens

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

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

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 65cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: August to March

Flowering period: June to July

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