I purchased "Hope Springs Eternal" last year. I liked it then, but this year when it came up, it was so much more pretty than I was expecting, and I just want to say that pictures do not do it justice. It's definitely not anywhere near 4' wide. But that may come in season 3 ("sleep, creep, leap" ).... I will be applying compost in addition to a yearly Plant Tone application, and watering more frequently to see if this also makes a difference in achieving maximum width. It is doing well, though, without a lot of fuss.
Shadowland® 'Hope Springs Eternal' Hosta hybrid
- Part Shade to Shade
A ruffled hosta that will bring joy year after year. Heart-shaped, blue leaves have crisp, creamy white edges. Near white flowers.Foliage InterestAttracts:Hummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:20 - 22 InchesSpacing:45 - 48 InchesSpread:45 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Near whiteFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Colors:WhiteFoliage Shade:Blue leaves with white edgesHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.Shadowland® 'Hope Springs Eternal' Hosta hybrid USPP 33,266, Can PBRAF
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