Hosta 'Patriot'

Hosta 'Patriot'

Plantain lily

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Key Information

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

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Hostas are a popular choice for shady gardens. They are easy to grow and come in a range of leaf colours, sizes and shapes. While mostly grown for their foliage, the flowers of some hostas are also of ornamental value, and some have a delicate scent.

Hostas grow best in moist soils, and benefit from a yearly mulch of well-rotted manure, leafmould or compost.  They are also well suited to growing in containers, as long as the compost doesn’t dry out.

Hosta 'Patriot' has olive-green leaves with white margins. Spike of lavender-blue flowers appear in July and August. It’s ideal for growing in a border as ground cover, or on its own in a pot. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • 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: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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