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Hosta ‘Purple Heart’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Glossy lime to green leaves spotlighted with red purple in the leaf base. One of the most neat and uniform habits of any Hosta. The short petioles are almost black. A compact, densely clumping habit. Good slug resistance.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 15″ / 30″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): August, September

SKU: HOSPURHEA Categories: ,
Common Name Plantain lily
Family Liliaceae
Genus Hosta
species --
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP22725
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time August, September
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green, White
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? It has thick glossy green leaves with deep maroon petioles and leaf bases.
Landscape Value Container, mass, shade garden.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 15" / 30" / 24"
Soil (Garden) Hosta will grow best in rich organic soil.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deep South
Comments --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 0.6 – 0.9
pH 5.5 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.
Finish Time to 4″ 8 – 12 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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