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Hosta 'Prestige and Promise'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Hosta

This fantastic sport of ‘Cadillac’ features a wider, darker green margin and thicker leaves with a gold center that displays a significant resistance to leaf burn.  Rounded leaves of good substance develop light dimpling as they mature. 

Light lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer. 

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Intro Year: 2010

Breeder: Walters Gardens, Inc.

Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.

Parentage: Sport of 'Cadillac'

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  16 Inches
Spread:
  20 Inches
Scape Height:
  14-18 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple shades
Foliage Color:
  Variegated
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
  Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Woodland/Shade
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Mass Planting
Grown for attractive foliage
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Corydalis lutea
Common Name: Corydalis-Yellow
5,6,7
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Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8
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Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Pink' PP11860 CPBR1333
Common Name: Astilbe-Chinese
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Dryopteris labordei GOLDEN MIST™
Common Name: Fern-Wood
5,6,7,8
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History:

Hostas have gone by many names, including Funkia, Plantain Lily, Giboosi, and Hemerocallis.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.