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Cool as a Cucumber Hosta
Long, tapered, glossy leaves.
31609.jpgCool as a Cucumber Hosta Plant

Cool as a Cucumber Hosta

Item # 31609
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Begins Upright, then Arches with Maturity!

White scapes sport pale lavender blooms.
Light up the shade with this exciting new Hosta! Its leaves are long and smooth -- like the vegetable for which it is named! -- and they sport a jagged green margin darting into a white center. But most interestingly, the plant has an upright habit when young, gradually becoming arching and elegant as it matures. Never a dull moment with 'Cool as a Cucumber'!

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.

Genus Hosta
Variety 'Cool as a Cucumber'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 2 ft 4 in
PlantWidth 4 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Variegated
BloomColor Light Lavender
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
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Good selection
from AL wrote (January 14, 2013):
Nice selection of plants and good information about them.
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