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Hosta 'Patriot' - Plantain Lily

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Hosta 'Patriot' - Plantain Lily
Hosta 'Patriot' - Plantain Lily
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This is one of the most exciting Hostas to come along in some time. The foliage is dark green with a broad, wavy margin of pure white, creating an especially strong and highly visible contrast. It quite literally brings light to shade. Plants grow vigorously to 15–20″ tall and nearly twice as wide, and throw lavender flowers on 26–30″ scapes in August. 'Patriot' is a sport of the widely admired 'Francee,' which we offered for many years. It fetched $875 per plant atiot' is a sport of the widely admired 'Francee,' which we offered for many years. It fetched $875 per plant at its much anticipated debut in 1992. Thankfully, the price has dropped a bit since. This genus of shade lovers has 70 species, all of them from China and Japan, and hybridizers have produced hundreds of exciting crosses. Hostas have many handsome leaf colorations and lavender or white Lily-like flowers on graceful stalks. Plants prefer a moist location, but we've had a mass planting thrive for more than 30 years under a row of Sugar Maples. (In the South and West, evenly moist soil is required.) Because Hostas are grown primarily for their foliage, we give the height of the leaves, not the flowers. For more information on growing Hostas, click Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:3,4,5,6,7,8,8S,8W,9,9W Blooms In:August Spacing:18-24" Height:15-20" Ships as:BAREROOT read more