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Limey Lisa Hosta

Hosta 'Limey Lisa'

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Limey Lisa Hosta (Hosta 'Limey Lisa') at Homestead Gardens

Limey Lisa Hosta

Limey Lisa Hosta

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

Emerging light green leaf matures to a lighter lime green; leaf is rounded and held on a long stem like a little spoon; spikes of lavender flowers in early summer; an unusual variety perfect for border edges

Ornamental Features

Limey Lisa Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive round leaves emerge light green in spring, turning lime green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Limey Lisa Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Limey Lisa Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Limey Lisa Hosta will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features