About this cultivar:

Hosta ‘Victory ‘ is a tissue culture sport of Hosta ‘Elatior ‘ first registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2003. This BIG spreading semi-upright plant has leaves that are cupped at the base, wavy with polish texture, with creamy chicken margins that fade to creamy white. Near white flowers bloom in summer .
American Hosta Growers Association Hosta of the year 2015, winner of the Benedict Garden Performance Medal for 2017, it besides has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. As the name implies, it is a winner !
A short youtube video I found below :

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, full shade
  • Soil: about any dirt, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July
  • Other features: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit ( RHS AGM ), Grows well in Ballyrobert, Interesting Foliage or Fruit, Suitable for Container, Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving
  • Hardiness: H7 – Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C),  amply hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump form
  • Foliage: deciduous
  • Height: 75 – 105 curium ( 2.5 – 3.5 foot )
  • Spread: 120 – 180 centimeter ( 4 – 6 foot )
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, yellow, white
  • Goes well with: Cornus, ferns, allium

    About this genus:

    Hosta ( hos-ta ) is a genus of plants normally known as plantain lilies, giboshi, or the honest-to-god botanic name Funkia. The name Hosta is in honor of the austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. however most modern plants were introduced from Japan to Europe by Philipp Franz von Siebold in the mid-19th hundred. Do n’t worry about Philipp ‘s bequest being forgotten though ; he has a species named after him ! ( Hosta sieboldiana ) .
    Hosta are much touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden, which is hard to dispute. In cultivation, Hosta promptly mutate and have produced thousands of novel colours and leaf forms ( blue, gold, and variegated are the most popular ). Because of their big leaf Hosta are often thought of as foliage-only plants, but it is worth noting that many cultivars have antic flowers – see “ Sum and Substance ” and “ stain Glass ” for example.

    You will read that for best performance, Hosta prefer to be out of full-sun. however if you live on these islands it is doubtful you will always get any full-sun ; so you may try them in your brightest spot vitamin a long as they have some moisture. You may have had some experience with slugs and Hosta. then have we. We have found that cultivars matter ( some are tastier to slugs than others ) so we try to grow only idle repellent cultivars or ones that grow so many new leaves the slugs ca n’t keep up. We ‘ve besides found that, by not using chemicals, little mites that feed slugs eggs multiply and keep the population down – let nature run its course ! Some slug-loving-predator should turn up finally !
    How to use Hosta ? Well, if you are paranoid about slugs, place the establish in the center or back of the margin where you can only see the upper berth part of the establish. Slugs do n’t climb then eminent so the lower leaves that get punch damaged wo n’t be seen ! As for plant partners we put some red stemmed dog-woods near or through them ( Cornus ), or bombastic leaf-ferns. It is common to put bulbs in and around Hostas ; we do it with Allium. But we do n’t do it with Narcissi or Tulipa ; they do n’t like the competition .

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