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Hosta undulata var. undulata (Wavy Plantain Lily)

Wavy Plantain Lily, Hosta 'Argentea Variegata' (undulata), Hosta 'Cream Delight' (undulata), Hosta 'Mediovariegata' (undulata), Hosta 'Variegata' (undulata)


Drawing attention, award-winning Hosta undulata var. undulata (Wavy Plantain Lily) is a clump-forming perennial forming a pretty mound of lance-shaped, intriguingly twisted, deeply channeled, mid-green leaves adorned with creamy-white markings. The leaves are thin, but leathery and nicely wavy-margined. Racemes of funnel-shaped, mauve flowers appear in early to mid summer on arching scapes rising above the foliage mound to 32 in. tall (80 cm). A terrific Hosta to brighten up shady borders and containers.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft . tall (60-90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • A part shade love, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as groundcover, edging, underplanting shrubs or in containers.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Propagate by division in late summer or early spring.
  • 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 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 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
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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