The Hosta Great Expectations, 'Hosta sieboldiana', has puckered heart shaped leaves with creamy yellow centers and irregular blue-green edges. This hosta is prized for its unique, large, textured leaves that have a puckered appearance.
The white flowers bloom from July to August, and have a plant height of 24” and a spread of 36”. Hostas provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage.
Hosta ‘Great Expectations’ needs to be planted in a full shade area in any moist, well-drained location. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener!
It grows best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
Plant ‘Great Expectations’ in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring the rich golden color out; too much sun will burn the leaves.
‘Great Expectations’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings or can be planted in groups of 3 to 5 in an area that needs lots of color!
‘Great Expectations’ will look terrific in a shade perennial garden when combined with hardy ferns, astilbe, bleeding hearts, and heucheras!
* Heart shaped leaves
* Colorful foliage
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Hosta sieboldiana 'Great Expectations'|
|Foliage||Blue Green, Creamy Yellow|
|Mature Height||24 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 36 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade|