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Hosta – Shadowland® Hudson Bay

Garden Height
20 - 24
Spacing
20 - 24
Spread
20 - 24
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Winners

This showy hosta forms a large mound of attractive tricolor leaves of heavy substance. The wide, bright blue margin, apple green jetting, and creamy white center will set this variety apart all season long.

An improvement over its parent, 'Eskimo Pie', this new sport is a much showier, larger specimen and a stronger grower overall. The wider, brighter blue margin and apple green jetting contrast nicely with the creamy white center all season long. The leaves are of heavy substance, exhibiting good slug resistance in the landscape. This plant forms a large mound of attractive foliage topped with near-white flowers on white scapes in early summer.

Features

This showy hosta forms a large mound of attractive tricolor leaves of heavy substance. The wide, bright blue margin, apple green jetting, and creamy white center will set this variety apart all season long.

An improvement over its parent, 'Eskimo Pie', this new sport is a much showier, larger specimen and a stronger grower overall. The wider, brighter blue margin and apple green jetting contrast nicely with the creamy white center all season long. The leaves are of heavy substance, exhibiting good slug resistance in the landscape. This plant forms a large mound of attractive foliage topped with near-white flowers on white scapes in early summer.

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.

Uses Notes

Use in the landscape.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2, C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 50 - 100

Light Requirements Low

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 60° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring through Fall Finish. 1 ppp for all pot sizes. Plant either in spring or early to mid summer. Late summer and fall planting often does not allow for sufficient root establishment.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 20-52

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Slugs can be problematic during the growing season. Mice and voles can be an issue during winter months in over-wintering structures. Under normal conditions with good cultural practices Hosta is a trouble free crop.