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Shadowland® Coast to Coast Hosta

Category:

A vigorous hosta that forms a large mound of thick, heart-shaped, bright yellow-gold leaves that are nicely ridged and puckered; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; tall spikes of pale violet flowers in mid-summer

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Plantain Lily, Funkia
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Genus:
Hosta
Cultivar:
Coast to Coast
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
over mound
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
32 inches
Flower Color:
violet
Flower Form:
tubular
Flower Period:
in mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
gold
Maximum Light:
partial shade
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Shadowland® Coast to Coast Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning gold in color with showy yellow variegation and tinges of lime green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Shadowland® Coast to Coast 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.

Planting & Growing

Shadowland® Coast to Coast Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 32 inches 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. 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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