perennial

Xanadu Hosta*

Hosta 'Xanadu'

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Xanadu Hosta (Hosta 'Xanadu') at Vermeer's Garden Centre

Xanadu Hosta foliage

Xanadu Hosta foliage

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Xanadu Hosta (Hosta 'Xanadu') at Vermeer's Garden Centre

Xanadu Hosta

Xanadu Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  9 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

This variety presents nicely shaped pointed leaves that are butter yellow with a wide green margin; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender flowers on purplish-red scapes in mid-summer

Ornamental Features

Xanadu Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain buttery yellow in colour with distinctive green edges and tinges of white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Xanadu Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Xanadu Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Xanadu Hosta will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features