Hosta nigrescens Seeds AKA Platain Lily Flowers ,Perennial shade loving Plant
- (Mature Size: 30"T x 50"W)
- Upright mound of cupped blue-green foliage
- Leaves are bluest in spring but mostly look grey-green.
- The upright habit and cupped foliage help to show off the white backsides of the leaf.
- The leaves look like large spoons held on very sturdy petioles.
- Not thought to be a species due to poor fertility but still listed in lower case.
- Lavender flowers on very tall scapes in summer.
- Type: Giant Hosta
- It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
Giant Hosta Cultivar
Color: Blue, Grey-Green
Size: 30 inches tall by 50 inches wideGrowing Hosta from flower seed is a simple procedure. Hosta seeds sprout nicely indoors, under normal house conditions, with temperatures running 60 - 70F. Use a "peaty" starter mix and just lightly cover the seed with peat moss. Keep the Hosta seed moist but not saturated until germination. Sow seeds 8 - 10 weeks before frost season ends. Hosta care includes keeping the plant moist throughout the hot months of the summer. As a rule, they need 1 inch of water every week.