Spectacular yellow leaves emerge and mature to a lighter butter yellow; leaf is a narrow heart shape with a piecrust edge; spikes of lavender flowers in mid to late summer; a beautiful light color addition to the garden or border
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
What Makes it Special?
Dancing Queen Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning buttery yellow in color throughout the season.
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Dancing Queen 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;
Planting & Growing
Dancing Queen Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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.
Dancing Queen Hosta
Dancing Queen Hosta
Spread: 3 feet
Sunlight: partial shade to shade
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Border Edging, General Garden Use, Groundcover
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Period:From Mid To Late Summer
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Yellow
Deer Resistant?: No
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