The Great Expectations Hosta lives up to its name. It is a mounding perennial that grows a bit slower that other hostas, but 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!
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Great Expectations'|
How To Care for your new Great Expectations Hosta
Hostas thrive in full to part shade and are adaptable to most soils and pH levels. Hostas go dormant in in late fall or winter, but come back year after year. Dead foliage may be removed any time after your plant goes dormant. Water your newly planted Hosta deeply a couple times per week to encourage the roots to grow properly. Once established hostas are drought tolerant however they will perform best with a moist soil. This Hosta is extremely low maintenance. Fertilize with our balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring for best growth.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
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.
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