Maple Leaf Hosta

Hosta 'Maple Leaf'

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Maple Leaf Hosta (Hosta 'Maple Leaf') at Canadale Nurseries

Maple Leaf Hosta flowers

Maple Leaf Hosta flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Maple Leaf Hosta (Hosta 'Maple Leaf') at Canadale Nurseries

Maple Leaf Hosta

Maple Leaf Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia, syn. Hosta Frances Williams


An interesting green maple leaf pattern in the center with a wide chartreuse margin; spikes of white flowers in early summer; a striking specimen plant in the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Maple Leaf Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain green in color with distinctive chartreuse edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Maple Leaf Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Maple Leaf Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Maple Leaf Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features