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Hosta ‘Komodo Dragon’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Komodo Dragon', 'Komodo Dragon' Hosta

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Hosta 'Komodo Dragon',  Plantain Lily 'Komodo Dragon', 'Komodo Dragon' Hosta, Giant Hosta, Blue Hostas, Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Among the largest hostas, ‘Komodo Dragon’ (Plantain Lily) is an outstanding perennial forming an impressive, vase-shaped, cascading mound of thick, widely oval, deeply veined and loosely rippled, dark blue-green leaves, 15 in. long (37 cm). Particularly attractive is the regular, shallow pie crust adorning the leaf edges. Dense racemes of long-lasting, funnel-shaped, palest lavender blooms appear in midsummer, rising on scapes 36 in. tall (90 cm). A popular choice, ‘Komodo Dragon’ is a wonderfully good background plant and a favorite among gardeners, but less so with slugs! An outstanding focal point and topic of conversation in your shade garden!

  • Grows up to 30 in. tall (75 cm) and spreads 7 ft. (210 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 or as a specimen.
  • 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.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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 Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Plantain Lily, Hosta
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 6' - 7'
(180cm - 210cm)
Spacing 84" (210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ (Plantain Lily)
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Hosta ‘Warwick Comet’ (Plantain Lily)

Recommended Companion Plants

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ (Baneberry)
Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ (Japanese Sedge)
Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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 Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Plantain Lily, Hosta
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 6' - 7'
(180cm - 210cm)
Spacing 84" (210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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