The Growing Place
Pocketful Of Sunshine Hosta
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Plant Height: 9 inches
Flower Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This showy small variety forms a compact clump of thick, corrugated and cupped foliage with dark green margins and bright yellow centers; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants
Growing Place Choice Plants
Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.
Pocketful Of Sunshine Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning yellow in color with distinctive dark green edges throughout the season.
Pocketful Of Sunshine Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined 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;
Pocketful Of Sunshine Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pocketful Of Sunshine Hosta will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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.