Fallen Angel Hosta foliage
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This interesting hosta has leaves that emerge light green then turn blue-green and finally green in late summer; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; cream spikes of flowers in mid-summer rise over this ever changing foliage
Fallen Angel Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves emerge light green in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Fallen Angel 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;
Fallen Angel Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Fallen Angel Hosta will grow to be about 28 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. 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.