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Hosta ‘Purple Heart’

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

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Common Name Plantain lily
Family Liliaceae
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP22725
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 15" / 30" / 24"
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Soil Hosta will grow best in rich organic soil.
pH 5.5 - 6.8
Special Uses
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? It has thick glossy green leaves with deep maroon petioles and leaf bases.
Landscape Value Container, mass, shade garden.
Finish Time to 4" 8 - 12 weeks
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Grower Notes Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.
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