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Hosta ‘Key West’
Hosta ‘Key West’
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Hosta ‘Key West’


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
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
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   55-65 cm
   21-25 inches
   100-120 cm
   39-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate