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Hosta ‘Key West’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.600


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 very large specimen is considered a Premium Hosta and features smooth, intense gold, heart-shaped leaves with lavender flowers in early summer. Fast grower. Bright, filtered shade will provide the most intense gold colouration. To be considered a Premium Hosta, these varieties must pass a number of tests and are evaluated by experts who have over 150 years of combined experience growing hosta. 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. Member of Olga Petryszyn’s ‘Americana Series’. Parentage: H. ‘Elatior’ × H. ‘High Noon’.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Key West’

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
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   55-65 cm
   21-25 inches
Spread
   100-120 cm
   39-47 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast













Hosta ‘Key West’


Hosta

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.600


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 very large specimen is considered a Premium Hosta and features smooth, intense gold, heart-shaped leaves with lavender flowers in early summer. Fast grower. Bright, filtered shade will provide the most intense gold colouration. To be considered a Premium Hosta, these varieties must pass a number of tests and are evaluated by experts who have over 150 years of combined experience growing hosta. 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. Member of Olga Petryszyn’s ‘Americana Series’. Parentage: H. ‘Elatior’ × H. ‘High Noon’.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Key West’

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
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   55-65 cm
   21-25 inches
Spread
   100-120 cm
   39-47 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast