DetailsAs the only species hosta that has fragrance, it is the mother of all fragrant hostas! Has also been called 'August Lily' or 'Fragrant Plaintainlily.' Has beautiful, light green, shiny leaves and 4" long, white, trumpet-shaped, fragrant flowers. H. plantagenia opens its flowers in the early evening, so moths or crickets, rather than bees, aid in pollination. Can handle heat if watered. The largest flower of the genus hosta. Native to China, it was one of the first hostas brought to Europe about 300 years ago.
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Year New at HostasDirect 2000 Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Plant - Height 25" Plant Size Large Plant - Shape No Growth Rate Fast Sun Resistant Yes Slug Resistant No Plant - Wave Spacing 54" Plant - Specimen Spacing 72" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Leaf Color (Center) Green Leaf Color (Margin) Green Leaf - Cupped No Leaf - Corrugation Smooth Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Fragrant Flower Yes Leaf - Margin Size No Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Length No Leaf - Width No Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Streaked No Flower - Color White Flower - Scape Color No Bloom Month(s) November Petiole Color No Plant - Patented No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator China Hybridizing - Sport Of No Hybridizing - Year Registered No
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- Beautiful, but Fragrant!
This beautiful yellow-green hosta has large veined leaves that grow easily. It has very large, white flowers which are extremely fragrant - you can smell this flower from several feet away! I consider this to be a pro or a con considering if this is something you enjoy or want to avoid (I personally have allergies that make me prefer not to have the fragrant flowers, but you can easily cut the scapes and enjoy the gorgeous leaves). I'm newer to hostas and find this plant easy to grow and recommend it to beginners.
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- Every Collection Needs One!
If you have a collection of hosta and do not have one, you need to buy one. The original fragrant hosta. The first to arrive in Europe that started it all.
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