Hosta Independence

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Unique, New Hosta with Breathtaking Leaf Patterns

Hosta Independence, Hosta 'Independence' (PP#17,044), is a unique new hosta that really stands out from the crowd!  This breakthrough in leaf pattern has heart shaped, shiny, dark-green leaves surrounded by wide creamy white margins, which are unusually speckled with green.

The speckled margins of Hosta 'Independence' are very intriguing and are sure to make anyone stop to take a closer look.  Large, pale lavender flowers appear on 26" scapes in midsummer.This is very rare!

'Independence' is a low care perennial and is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular landscape uses.  It is best to keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails.

It grows well 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 'Independence' in an area that receives the right amount of light.  The leaves need some morning sun to bring the rich color out. Too much sun will burn the leaves. 

'Independence' has lavender flowers that are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds; can be grown under black walnut trees!

* Glossy Dark Green Leaves Surrounded by Speckles and White
* Pale Lavender Foliage
* 1'-2' High Plant


Hosta Independence Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hosta 'Independence'
Foliage Variegated
Mature Height 1 to 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple