Yellow River Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A medium gray-green leaf center with bright yellow edges; leaf is long and pointed with prominent veining; spikes of white flowers in mid-summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border
Yellow River Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive narrow leaves remain grayish green in color with distinctive yellow edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Yellow River 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;
Yellow River Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Yellow River Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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.