Cool as a Cucumber Hosta
Begins Upright, then Arches with Maturity!
The long, tapered, glossy leaves are so showy on this shade-lover. They unfurl in late spring, creating a nicely symmetrically upfacing plant that eventually reaches 28 inches high and about 4 feet wide. A great choice for groundcoverage as well as mass planting, it also sports uniquely interesting flower scapes. The blooms themselves aren't so remarkable -- the usual small, airy, pale lavender flowers -- but the stems are a pure, ghostly white that stands out nicely in the shade!
Best in partial to full shade, this is a showpiece of a Hosta, one to be treasured in border, foundation, woodland planting, or just about anywhere else. (It's a bit wide for containers.) You will find yourself admiring it week after week as it modifies its form and acquires early to midsummer bloomscapes. Zones 3-9.
|Variety||'Cool as a Cucumber'|
|Zone||3 - 9|
|PlantHeight||2 ft 4 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Variegated|
|FoliageColor||Dark Green, Variegated, White|
|LightRequirements||Part Shade, Shade|
|MoistureRequirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Ground Cover, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|