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Hosta 'Undulata' (Wavy Plantain Lily)

Wavy Plantain Lily, Variegated Wavy Plantain Lily


Clump-forming, Hosta 'Undulata' is a handsome perennial that is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in borders or as a specimen plant. Easy to grow, it forms attractive, dense mounds of showy green leaves, wavy-margined, and often with creamy markings cheerfully bringing color to shady areas! Funnel-shaped, mauve flowers, rising on arching scapes well above the foliage appear in early to midsummer, but the primary contribution of this Hosta is its lovely foliage.

  • Part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions.
  • Perfect for 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.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant's growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.
  • This Hosta group has been divided into 4 separate varieties by the Royal Horticultural Society:

Hosta 'Undulata', Wavy Plantain Lily, Variegated Wavy Plantain Lily, Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta Undulata var. Albomarginata, Hosta Undulata var. Erromena,Hosta Undulata var. Undulata, Hosta Undulata var. Univittata

Hosta Undulata var. Albomarginata

Hosta 'Undulata', Wavy Plantain Lily, Variegated Wavy Plantain Lily, Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta Undulata var. Albomarginata, Hosta Undulata var. Erromena,Hosta Undulata var. Undulata, Hosta Undulata var. Univittata

Hosta Undulata var. Erromena

  • Broadly oval, flat or slightly wavy-margined, dark green leaves with irregular creamy markings. Up to 22 in. tall (55 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Pale lavender flowers borne on scapes up to 45 in. high (112 cm).
  • Robust , with broadly oval, matt, rich green leaves. Up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Funnel-shaped light violet flowers borne on leafy stems up to 4 ft. high (120 cm).

Hosta 'Undulata', Wavy Plantain Lily, Variegated Wavy Plantain Lily, Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta Undulata var. Albomarginata, Hosta Undulata var. Erromena,Hosta Undulata var. Undulata, Hosta Undulata var. Univittata

Hosta Undulata var. Undulata

Hosta 'Undulata', Wavy Plantain Lily, Variegated Wavy Plantain Lily, Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta Undulata var. Albomarginata, Hosta Undulata var. Erromena,Hosta Undulata var. Undulata, Hosta Undulata var. Univittata

Hosta Undulata var. Univittata

  • Lance-shaped to elliptic, deeply channeled, mid-green leaves, strongly wavy-margined with large central white or creamy markings. Up to 36 in. tall (90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Funnel-shaped light purple flowers borne on stems up to 32 in. high (80 cm).
  • Compact, bears oval, strongly twisted, matt, deep green leaves with narrow creamy centers. Up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 28 in. wide (70 cm).
  • Funnel-shaped light purple flowers borne on stems up to 18 in. high (45 cm)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
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' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics 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
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' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics 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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