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Great Expectations Hosta

Huge Variegated Leaves!

  • Slow Growing
  • White Bell Shaped Flowers
  • Loves shade!

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Product Details

The Great Expectations Hosta lives up to its name. It is a slow growing, mounding perennial that is well worth the wait.

Features of the Great Expectations:  

Big, beautifully variegated leaves add a classic look to any landscape. The broad variegated leaves transition from a light color, color depending on the season, to dark blue-green tips. The ever-changing center of the broad leaves change from light mint green all the way to a creamy yellow. Whatever the color variation may be, the Great Expectations hosta will always delight your eyes with green painted streaks. During the midsummer, long stems shoot from the center of the mounding hosta that are adorned with white bell shaped flowers.

Caring for your Hosta: 

The highly versatile Hosta prefers part to full shade. It is adaptable to many soil and pH levels. The Hosta is suitable to plant in containers or even as a bed border. They will go completely dormant in the fall, but will come back year after year! Dead foliage may be removed at any time before the mid spring to allow for new growth. 

The Great Expectations hosta is a great accent perennial that is highly adaptable to many conditions. Wherever this Hosta is planted, it is sure to thrive. Everyone will fall in love with the Great Expectations Hosta and the demand for this perennial continues to increase each season. So get your Hosta today before they are all sold out!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Hosta 'Great Expectations'

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Planting Instructions

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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