Hosta 'Purple Heart'
(Plantain Lily) New to us, Hosta 'Purple Heart' has handsome emerald green leaves with a purplish-red flush around the leaf base and stem.
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New to us, Hosta 'Purple Heart' has handsome emerald green leaves with a purplish-red flush around the leaf base and stem. Purple stemmed spikes of pale lilac-purple flowers appear in midsummer.
Best display in a position with some shade and moist but well drained soil.
- Position: Partial or full shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July - August.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Hosta 'Purple Heart' grows to be a low, clump forming perennial.
- Height: 45 - 60 cm (1 1/2 - 2 ft)
- Spread: 60 cm (2 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Herbaceous - Small (less than 0.6m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Suitable for Containers, Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Purple/Red