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Rhino Hide Hosta
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Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 26 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Brand: Walters Gardens
Large and thick blue-green leaves are cupped and puckered with light green leaf centers that brighten to yellow; durable and slug resistant; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; spikes of white flowers in early to mid-summer
Rhino Hide Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive crinkled heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color with prominent yellow stripes and tinges of steel blue throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Rhino Hide Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Rhino Hide Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Rhino Hide Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.