Hosta 'Great Expectations'

Common Name: Hosta

  • Lives up to its name! A slow grower, but well worth the wait

  • Thick, puckered, broadly ovate leaves are slug resistant

  • Wide, irregular, blue-green margins surround an ever-changing center; starts out chartreuse in the spring, turns to yellow, then to creamy yellow, and finally to white (colors vary with light levels)

  • Fern green streaks are painted between the margin and center of each leaf; every leaf is unique

  • Dense masses of white flowers are displayed just above the foliage on 24" scapes in early to midsummer

  • A sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.