Iron Gate Delight Hosta
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A medium green leaf center with golden margins that age to cream; leaf is rounded and heart shaped; spikes of pale lavender flowers in mid-summer; an eye catching addition to the garden or border
Iron Gate Delight Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain green in color with distinctive gold edges and tinges of creamy white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Iron Gate Delight 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;
Iron Gate Delight Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Iron Gate Delight Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow 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.
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