Hosta 'Devon Green'
- available to order from autumn
- 9cm pot
- Standard £4.95
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: best growth results are achieved in moist, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: pale lilac flowers appear in August and last for several weeks
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Almost exclusively shade-lovers, Hostas are principally grown for their valuable foliage detail over the spring and summer months. Their planting versatility enables use as ground cover in a border, or as an understorey to shrubby plantings, or equally they make handsome specimens to grace a garden planter. Hosta 'Devon Green' is a chance sport of Hosta 'Halcyon', forming dense, medium sized hummocks of heart-shaped leaves. Being dark in colour, their highly glossy surface throws into relief the distinct mid rib veining. Lily-like flowers of pale lilac appear in high summer.
- Garden care:Surround plants with a ring of crushed eggshells to offer protection from slug damage.