Hi Ho Silver Hosta
Hosta 'Hi Ho Silver'
Hi Ho Silver Hosta flowers
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 15 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Ornamental leaves are narrow, elliptical with a heavily rippled margin
Hi Ho Silver Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive small textured narrow leaves remain dark green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season.
Hi Ho Silver 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.
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;
Hi Ho Silver Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Hi Ho Silver Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 15 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium 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 full shade. Keep it well away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. 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.