Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet' (Plantain Lily)
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Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet' (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Fragrant Bouquet', Fragrant Bouquet Hosta


Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet' (Plantain Lily) is a clump-forming perennial forming an open mound of broadly ovate and slightly twisted, chartreuse to apple green leaves, 8 in. long (20 cm), narrowly margined yellow to creamy white. Satiny above and glaucous below, the leaves display deeply impressed veins. Loose clusters of trumpet-shaped, fragrant, pale purple flowers appear in summer, rising on scapes reaching 3 ft. (90 cm). Fast-growing, this hosta cultivar is quite sun tolerant as long as adequate moisture is provided.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association (1998).
  • Easy grower, this clump-forming perennial grows 18 in. tall (45 cm) and spreads 26 in. (65 cm).
  • Performs best in sunpart shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Site in sun all day, except in hottest climates, to produce the best leaf color and the most profuse floral display. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in bed and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, containers. Great as a groundcover or underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • 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.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, 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 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, 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 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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