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Jade Cascade Hosta
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Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This variety has glossy, ridged, light green leaves that cascade from a large mound; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers on tall scapes in mid-summer
Jade Cascade Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain light green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Jade Cascade Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Jade Cascade Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Jade Cascade Hosta will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.