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Hosta 'Aphrodite'

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Possibly the only double blooming hosta; pure white, fragrant blooms! See all of the pictures! Technically H. plantaginea 'Aphrodite,' its roots lie in southern China, the farthest south of all hostas. Needs sun to bloom!
Differences between Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants
Hosta 'Aphrodite'

Hosta 'Aphrodite' (Starter TC)

Regular Price: $8.95

Special Price $4.25

As low as: $3.35
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Double blooms if placed in plenty of sun! Very fragrant, large, 6" white flowers. Beautiful green shiny leaves. It is a little challenging to get it to bloom; we found that a little extra sun makes the blooms open. Smooth texture, average substance. Fast grower. This hosta, technically H. plantagenia 'Aphrodite' is a sport from plantagenia, the only species hosta with fragrance.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2000
Growing Zones No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Plant - Ploidy Confirmed Diploid 2-2-2
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Density No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Fun Name People Names
Growth Rate Fast
Plant - Height 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Plant Size Large
Sun Resistant Yes
Slug Resistant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 54"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 72"
Leaf - Base No
Leaf - Color Detail Green
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped No
Leaf - Cup Direction No
Leaf - Flat Edge No
Leaf - Corrugation Smooth
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated Lightly
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower Yes
Leaf - Substance Moderate
Leaf - Margin Contortion Flat
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Broadly Ovate
Leaf - Size 11" x 7" W
Leaf - Length 11
Leaf - Width 7
Leaf - Mottled No
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked No
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Slightly Shiny
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster Slightly Shiny
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent
Leaf - Vein Pairs 9 to 11
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Bracts No
Flower - Branched Scape No
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Color White
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Pod Color No
Flower - Scape Color No
Flower - Scape Height 34
Flower - Scape Height Range 18 to 34
Bloom Month(s) September
Flower - Season Late
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape No
Flower - Viable Seed No
Petiole Color No
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator Maekawa
Hybridizing - Namer No
Hybridizing - Introducer No
Hybridizing - Registrant No
Hybridizing - Sport Of H. plantaginea
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered No

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Unique hosta
We are in our second growing year for the hosta and several of them are starting to flower. Very unique and beautiful!
Review by Kathleen / (Posted on 8/5/2015)
Beautiful, excited to see it grow
I bought several of these and expect them to grow well. I am watering (heat of the summer) to make sure they don't scorch, and anticipate they will all thrive. Thank you!
Review by Scott / (Posted on 7/29/2015)
One of the Best for Fragrance!
This is one of the most fragrant hostas on the market. Very large white flowers that you will enjoy from far or near!
Review by Devon / (Posted on 7/26/2015)
One of My Favorite Hostas
I love this Hosta. My favorite for the beautiful white flowers that look like tall small gardenias in the garden.
Review by Cheryl / (Posted on 4/9/2015)