Rascal Hosta foliage
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Height: 30 inches
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This lovely hosta variety produces chartreuse leaves with a thin green edge and becomes bright yellow in the center especially in sunlight; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers in mid-summer
Rascal Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain chartreuse in color with distinctive green edges and tinges of yellow throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Rascal Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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;
Rascal Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Rascal Hosta will grow to be about 25 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.