Hosta 'Great Expectations' Plantain Lily

$14.95
$14.95
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Description

Hosta 'Great Expectations' has thick, cupped leaves that emerge blue-green with yellow centers. The centers become more creamy white in summer. Plants are topped by stems of white flowers in July. The heavy leaves are fairly slug resistant. 'Great Expectations' is a relatively slow grower, but worth the wait - Great Expectations fulfilled!

Also known as Plantain Lily, Hosta will grow in ordinary garden soil and withstand drought, but they are most beautiful when provided with ample moisture and organic matter. Can tolerate clay soil. Can be grown under black walnut trees.

Plantain Lily are classic perennial shade garden plants that will also grow well in containers.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Plantain Lily, Hosta
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 22
  • Width at Maturity: 40
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Variegated

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 

 

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.