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Hosta 'Ginko Craig'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Lavender

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Ginko Craig' is an attractive white-margined variety. The young leaves are smaller in size than mature ones and they also have less streaking. In mid-summer it porduces funnel-shaped, deep lavender flowers with purple markings. Hostas benefit from plenty of organic matter being added to the soil before planting. They also enjoy being mulched in spring and autumn to help retain moisture in the soil. 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.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Ginko Craig

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: August to March

Flowering period: July to August


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