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General Description


Hosta Ginko Craig is a great hosta for edging spaces with low and neat with vigorous horizontal growth. Adjacent plants mesh, leaving no room or light for weeds. Hosta Ginko Craig have grass-green leaves with a neat wide, white edge. Hosta Ginko Craig has two distinct leaf forms: a small juvenile leaf, with uniform margins by which it is known in most gardens, and a mature leaf, which is noticeably larger, with irregular, white undulate margins. Transition state is 4 - 6 years after planting. Juvenile form can be maintained by dividing.
 

Maintenance

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Practical use

Ginko Craig is 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide, this is a good plant for ground cover, edging, accent plantings, and containers. It grows very quickly and easily in partial shade, topped by unexciting 2 inch lavender blooms in midsummer. It tolerates a wide range of soil types, asking only for good drainage at least half a day of shade. Heat, humidity, and cold do not phase it! Variegation remains bright throughout the growing season. Attracts hummingbirds. 
 

Planted in back southeast corner prior to 2015.

Properties

Height
30 - 70 cm
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Partial shade, Full shade
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy