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Cherry Berry Hosta

Category:

Attractive hosta with elliptical, creamy-gold leaves, edged with green; medium sized plant with lavender flowers

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
10 inches (18 inches with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Hosta
Cultivar:
Cherry Berry
Flower Color:
lavender
Flower Period:
from mid to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
cream
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Light:
partial shade
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
over mound
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Other Species Names:
Plantain Lily, Funkia
Branching:
herbaceous
Density:
dense
Spacing:
15 inches
Flower Form:
tubular

Ornamental Features

Cherry Berry Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive small textured narrow leaves remain creamy white in color with showy green variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Cherry Berry Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Cherry Berry Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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.

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