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Hosta ‘El Nino’
Hosta ‘El Nino’
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Hosta ‘El Nino’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.180

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This midsized specimen selection has very thick, pointy powder-blue leaves with streaky white margins. Pale lavender flowers appear in July. Excellent slug resistance. Introduced by Petrus Warmerdam of the Netherlands. While deer enjoy eating Hosta, this variety may be slightly less palatable to deer than others. Either a sport or a seedling of H.‘Halcyon'. USPP#14632, CPBR#2662: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Hosta ‘El Nino’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial 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
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate