DetailsAcclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful hosta varieties-the number one seller of all time! The center of H. 'Great Expectations' is a nice yellow in the spring, turning butter-colored later on, or white if it gets a lot of sun. The center will turn green if it's in a lot of shade. This hosta has irregular margins of blue and light green which contrast with the center color very well. The leaves are very puckered. Clusters of white flowers by mid-summer. The leaves have a perfect heart-shape and look great in bouquets. This is a specimen hosta - show it off!
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Year New at HostasDirect 2000 Growing Zones No Plant - Height 29" Plant Size Large Plant - Shape Mound-like Growth Rate Slow Sun Resistant Yes Slug Resistant Yes Plant - Wave Spacing 54" Plant - Specimen Spacing 72" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Leaf Color (Center) Yellow Green Leaf Color (Margin) Green Leaf - Cupped Lightly Leaf - Corrugation Intensely Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Fragrant Flower No Leaf - Margin Size No Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Length 6 Leaf - Width 4.5 Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Streaked No Flower - Color White Flower - Scape Color No Bloom Month(s) September Petiole Color No Plant - Patented No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator Bond J Hybridizing - Sport Of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' Hybridizing - Year Registered 1988
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- Hosta garden 'must-have'
This hosta has a very well-deserved name. Great color and texture that formed the foundation of my hosta garden in Virginia. Performs well in dappled shade and some short-lived late afternoon sun. The garden is on the north side of a small mountain so not much in the way of direct sunlight reaches it. This hosta continues to bring a great deal of pleasure every year.
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- great hosta requires patience
Nice coloring and variegation with heavy substance. Does well in heavier shade as well as moderate sun in western Michigan. This hosta is a very slow grower but certainly worth the wait.
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