Elegans Hosta

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The large-scale Elegans Hosta (Hosta seiboldiana 'Elgans') brings extraordinary form and color to your landscape with its bold impact and vigorous growth! Elegans Hosta features eye-catching, heart-shaped leaves in a beautiful cool-toned shade of blue-green. Their prominent veins add a bold, sturdy texture!

Long, slender scapes emerge in summer and open into dozens of delicate, scented white flowers. You'll appreciate their fragrance and pristine style...and pollinators and hummingbirds will enjoy their nectar! You'll enjoy placing these scented trumpet-shaped flowers on their tall scapes in your bouquets!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, these are cold-hardy and heat-tolerant herbaceous perennial foliage plants with the bonus of scented blooms! Growing to a gorgeous 2-3 feet in height when in bloom and forming cascading mounds 3-4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Gain a sophisticated look in shaded areas with a collection of our expertly grown Hosta. You'll never regret this genteel design choice! Use several to create the backbone of your planting design. Underplant your flowering ornamental trees with this outstanding shade garden workhorse! You'll gain an incredible designer look. Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Ferns, Bleeding Hearts, and of course other Hosta!

With Hostas, growing an effective woodland or shade garden won't be a challenge. They make it easy to create a restful spot to spend an hour devouring your latest summertime beach read. Use this low-care perennial in dappled and understory settings, as facer plants, foundation plantings, or in large garden planters. This giant Hosta offers effortless style for many years, making it a favorite for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

  • Unique Variety - Showy Leaves are Large and Heart-Shaped
  • Corrugated Blue-Toned Foliage Features Silvery Overcast
  • Fragrant White Flowers in Summer
  • Supports Beneficial Pollinators
  • Oversized For A Huge Visual Impact
  • Perfect Groundcover, Sculptural Rounded Accent & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Elegans Hosta where it will get no more than four hours of direct sunlight. These are perennials for partial to full shade. Most Hosta does best with consistent moisture. Get your Elegans established in your soil with a schedule of supplemental water in the first season. After that, this particular variety can tolerate longer dry periods than others. If Elegans Hosta doesn't get a moderate amount of water, the leaves become more glaucous. This silvery-gray overcast is quite attractive and works to protect the large leaves from drying out.

These herbaceous perennials grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Provide moderate yet consistent moisture throughout the growing season and these appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips to help hold in moisture more consistently and help enrich the soil further. Deadhead after flowers fade, and clean the foliage away from the plant once it dies back in the autumn. Add a layer of mulch over the crown of the plants in the winter.

  • Full Shade/Partial Shade & Performs in Dreaded Dry Shade Once Established
  • Moderate /Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Amazingly Easy-Care with Minimal Maintenance
  • Prune Back Foliage Late Autumn
  • Very Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant

Order Elegans Hosta from Nature Hills today. You'll be thrilled with the commercial-grade quality of our plant material. It's easy to track your study shipping box right to your doorstep! Give new plants a long drink and follow our planting instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Elegans Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta seiboldiana 'Elgans'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes