Hosta 'Lemon Juice'

Hosta 'Lemon Juice'

Plantain lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Lemon Juice'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 35cm

Spread: 70cm

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 'Lemon Juice' produces green leaves with a broad yellow-cream central strip.

For best results, grow in partial shade, ideally with some morning sun to bring out the colour of the leaves. Hosta 'Lemon Juice' 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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