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Hosta 'Aphrodite'

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Aphrodite Hosta (Hosta 'Aphrodite') at Hillermann Nursery

Aphrodite Hosta

Aphrodite Hosta

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Aphrodite Hosta (Hosta 'Aphrodite') at Hillermann Nursery

Aphrodite Hosta foliage

Aphrodite Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


Very large double white flowers are quite unique in the hosta world, but needs just the right balance of moisture and sunlight to bloom reliably; provides an elegant texture to the garden and a dazzling display when it blooms

Ornamental Features

Aphrodite Hosta features showy spikes of white trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Aphrodite Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Aphrodite Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Aphrodite Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features