Cherish Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 9 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Unique miniature hosta has graceful rounded oval leaves that are butter yellow to cream with lovely sea green and olive variegation; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; purple and white spikes of flowers in mid-summer
Cherish Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive small oval leaves remain buttery yellow in color with showy bluish-green variegation and tinges of olive green throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Cherish 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;
Cherish Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Cherish Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 9 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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.