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Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Plantain lily

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Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Silver

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans is a superb hosta, bearing dramatically large, channelled, puckered leaves, up to 46cm long and 30cm wide, which veer between being rounded and heart-shaped. Pale lilac flowers appear in early summer.

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Though it can be grown in borders, Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans is best highlighted in a large pot, which can also help to deter slugs. For best results grow in sun to partial shade, and feed annually in early spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Hosta sieboldiana

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Hosta sieboldiana and wildlife

Hosta sieboldiana is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hosta sieboldiana poisonous?

Hosta sieboldiana can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Hosta sieboldiana

Polypodium vulgare
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Polypodium vulgare

Common polypody fern