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Hosta 'Brother Stefan' (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Brother Stefan', 'Brother Stefan' Hosta


A large hosta of moderate growth rate, Hosta 'Brother Stefan' (Plantain Lily) forms a wide, open mound of thick, heavily seersuckered, medium green leaves with brilliant golden-yellow centers resembling hand prints or maple leaves. In spring, the margin may have a waxy coating making it appear more blue, and the center may be more chartreuse. Bell-shaped, pure white blooms appear in a dense raceme in late spring or early summer, rising on scapes 26 in. tall (65 cm). This spectacular hosta enjoys a good slug resistance and stands out when placed among plain green leaves in the shade garden.

  • Grows up to 20 in. tall (50 cm) and 36 in. wide (90 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as groundcover, edging, underplanting shrubs.
  • Attracts both hummingbirds and songbirds
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant's growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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