Hosta 'Hanky Panky'

Hosta 'Hanky Panky'

Plantain lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Hanky Panky'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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