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Photo: Hosta 'Brim Cup'

Photo: Hosta 'Brim Cup'

General description

Attractive foliage plant for shaded gardens or containers. Seersuckered green leaves are cupped. Pale blue flowers. Blooms July to August

Dark green with irregular, wide creamy white margin that turns to pure white (albescent); cupped, some rugosity.

12 in. tall x 15-20 inches

Plant requirements

Part sun best; will grow in sun.

Practical Use

At a young stage of development, the foliage appears attractive, but with maturity the margins partially drop out, tearing along the edge and produce a jagged, sawtooth effect. This problem is exaggerated with heavy fertilization. The plant will perform best potted; this seems to relieve the drop-out of the leaves. The center section of the leaf, having more chlorophyll, grows at a faster rate than the white edge, causing the edge to pucker and tear.

Properties

Height
1 - 34 cm