Hosta 'Sunset Grooves' Plantain Lily



Hosta ‘Sunset Grooves’ has large, variegated leaves, with a light green center surrounded by a dark green border. Rounded leaves are cupped and heavily puckered, growing out of a mound of thick foliage. Hosta ‘Sunset Grooves’ produces clusters of pale lavender flowers on naked 28” stems that typically bloom during mid-summer.

A classic shade perennial, ‘Sunset Grooves’ thrives in partial to full shade beneath trees or shrubs and can tolerate a range of soil environments, including sandy or clay conditions. Hosta ‘Sunset Grooves’ can withstand droughts in dry soil and is even rabbit resistant, making is easy to care for once established. A stronger sport of 'Rainforest Sunrise'.


  • Common Names: Plantain lily
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Height at Maturity: 10-12
  • Width at Maturity: 28
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Variegated

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


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