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Hosta Happy Dayz

Hosta  HOS-tuh

Happy Dayz: This brightly colored hosta livens up the shade garden with its sharply contrasting variegation and light lavender flowers in midsummer. Leaves of good substance have yellow centers which brighten to parchment and margins that turn dark green in summer.  The leaves of adult vernalized plants are more cupped at the base compared to its parent. Overall a quite distinct and cheerful hosta!

Zone 3

Partial to Full Shade

Height: 14-18″/Spread: 24-28″

Summer

Size Available: 1 Gallon

 

Hosta Happy Dayz

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Hosta  HOS-tuh

Hosta plants are a perennial favorite among gardeners. Their lush foliage and easy care make them ideal for a low maintenance garden. Originating in the Orient and brought to the Europe in the 1700s, today there are over 2,500 cultivars with such variety in leaf shape, size and texture, that an entire garden could be devoted to growing hostas alone. Although hosta plants are touted as shade lovers, their sunlight requirements vary widely. Successfully growing hostas in the shade depends on color. Hosta leaves come in a variety of greens, ranging from a color so deep it’s called blue to a light chartreuse to a soft creamy white. A good rule of thumb for the placement and care of hostas is the lighter the foliage, the brighter the sun. The deeper darker foliage retains it color best in moderate shade. The variegated varieties need more sunlight to keep their white and gold stripes. All hostas need some shade and few, if any, will do well in strong direct sunlight. They will fully mature in four to eight years.