Spectacular heart shaped blue leaves, with heavily rippled margins give an overall appearance of motion; leaves retain color all season; spikes of near-white flowers appear in late summer; adds exceptional color and texture to the garden or border
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
What Makes it Special?
Dancing With Dragons Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain powder blue in color with showy grayish green variegation and tinges of silver throughout the season.
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Dancing With Dragons Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
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 With Dragons Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 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 With Dragons Hosta