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Hosta ‘Victory’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Victory', 'Victory' Hosta

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Hosta Victory, Variegated Plantain lily, Plantain Lily 'Victory', Shade perennials, Plants for shade
Hosta Victory, Variegated Plantain lily, Plantain Lily 'Victory', Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Noted for its huge leaves and distinctive variegation, Hosta ‘Victory’ (Plantain Lily) is a clump-forming perennial forming an impressive mound of large, thick, wavy, widely oval, blue-green leaves adorned with broad, irregular margins. Emerging bright yellow, the margins turn pale yellow as the season progresses. Racemes of funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers appear in profusion in early to midsummer summer on arching scapes rising above the foliage mound to 54 in. tall (135 cm). Fairly fast-growing, this spectacular hosta eventually makes a remarkable specimen and adds great color to the shady border.

  • Named Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association (2015), it is also the recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. A real plant of Merit!
  • Grows up to 28-32 in. tall (70-80 cm) and 38-46 in. wide (95-115 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in bed and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or 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.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
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 Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ (Baneberry)
Astilbe ‘Fanal’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
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 Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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