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Royal Standard Hosta
Hosta 'Royal Standard'
Royal Standard Hosta foliage
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Height: 28 inches
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A standard for any garden with its attractive shiny oval medium green leaves that are slightly rippled; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; white spikes of flowers with mild fragrance, in mid to late summer
Royal Standard Hosta features dainty spikes of lightly-scented white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive glossy oval leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.
Royal Standard 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 plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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;
Royal Standard Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Royal Standard 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 medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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.
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