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Hosta ‘Wiggles and Squiggles’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Wiggles and Squiggles', Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta

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Hosta Wiggles and Squiggles, Golden Plantain lily, Plantain Lily Wiggles and Squiggles, Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Aptly named, Hosta ‘Wiggles and Squiggles’ (Plantain Lily) is a small, low-growing perennial forming an attractive mound of long and incredibly wavy, thin, bright yellow leaves. The foliage is more chartreuse green in more shade: for the best yellow color, plant in a site with morning sun and afternoon shade. Racemes of lavender flowers appear on scapes reaching 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) in midsummer. Moderately fast-growing, this small hosta is perfect at the front of a border, as an edging, or in a patio container.

  • Grows up to 8-10 in. tall (20-25 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • This foliage plant is perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. Great for edging, 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.

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 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ (Plantain Lily)
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Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ (Plantain Lily)
Hosta ‘Funny Mouse’ (Plantain Lily)
Hosta ‘Snake Eyes’ (Plantain Lily)

Recommended Companion Plants

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ (Lily Turf)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Burgundy Lace’ (Painted Lady Fern)
Astilbe chinensis var. pumila (Dwarf Chinese Astilbe)

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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.
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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 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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