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Hosta ‘First Mate’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.710.260


Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This small specimen has long narrow leaves with dark green, heavily rippled margins and gold centres that lighten to cream. Lavender flowers in late summer. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. A tetraploid sport of H. ‘Kabitan’ but displays improved vigour, more pronounced variegation and a more upright habit.

Further details for
Hosta ‘First Mate’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Containers
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   50-55 cm
   20-21 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Hosta ‘First Mate’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.710.260


Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This small specimen has long narrow leaves with dark green, heavily rippled margins and gold centres that lighten to cream. Lavender flowers in late summer. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. A tetraploid sport of H. ‘Kabitan’ but displays improved vigour, more pronounced variegation and a more upright habit.

Further details for
Hosta ‘First Mate’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Containers
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   50-55 cm
   20-21 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.