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Hosta 'Great Expectations'

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Hosta 'Great Expectations'

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AWESOME! Best selling hosta of all time! Large puckered leaves are edged by wide, irregular margins of blue and light green.
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Hosta 'Great Expectations'

Hosta 'Great Expectations' (Advanced Starter)

Hosta 'Great Expectations'

Hosta 'Great Expectations' (Starter TC)

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Acclaimed 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!
Additional Information

Additional Information

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

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

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.
Review by Amanda / (Posted on 3/12/2016)
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.
Review by jo / (Posted on 6/2/2015)