Delta Dawn Hosta foliage
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 26 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Graceful large hosta has large olive leaves with a wide creamy margin; leaf centers age to a yellow green; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers in early to mid-summer
Delta Dawn Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive glossy oval leaves remain olive green in color with showy white variegation and tinges of chartreuse throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Delta Dawn 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;
Delta Dawn Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Delta Dawn Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 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.
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.