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Hosta ‘Barbara Ann’
Hosta ‘Barbara Ann’
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Hosta ‘Barbara Ann’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.520

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. They form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This large selection has thick, corrugated, blue-green leaves with broad, creamy margins that lighten to white as it matures. Near white flowers appear in midsummer and may attract hummingbirds. Discovered in Great Britain by two lab technicians, Barbara and Ann, hence its name. Good slug resistance. Suitable for planting in mixed containers and tubs. 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. Sport of H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Barbara Ann’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate