A light the dark, the Patriot Hosta (Hosta 'Patriot') has heart-shaped, glossy medium green leaves with a large white margin, making this variety very striking! The large leaves have bold, coarse texture that seems to gracefully waterfall over each other to create a tidy and orderly mound.
The lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer and attract a following of hummingbirds and pollinators! You'll enjoy placing these scented trumpet-shaped flowers on their tall scapes in your bouquets! They shoot up from the foliage on strong, tall stems seemingly made for butterflies to perch themselves on. Patriot provides a bright splash of color with its fabulous foliage in shady places often in need of that extra "pop"!
Patriot Hosta is a former winner of "Hosta of the Year" from the American Hosta Growers. One look, and you'll see why it was beloved by judges and gardeners alike! Wonderfully cold-hardy and shade tolerant, these herbaceous perennials grow throughout USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8 and can reach nearly 3 feet in height when in bloom, while spreading just 2 feet wide.
This is a low-care perennial and is ideal for shady positions and is one of the most popular for landscapes. Growing effectively in woodland settings or shade gardens, Hosta are never a challenge! They make it easy to create a restful spot that fills bare ground and lights up the shade! Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Ferns, Barrenwarts, Coral Bells, and of course other Hosta!
Use this low-care perennial in dappled and understory settings, as edging plants, foundation plantings, or in large garden planters. Patriot offers effortless style for many years, making it a favorite for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Underplant your flowering ornamental trees with this outstanding shade garden workhorse! Add Patriots bold foliage skirts around your favorite urn, arbor, garden bench or a shrub that may be a bit leggy. Use as facer plants along the shady side of an evergreen hedge or your foundation shrubs for a clean transition between lawn and garden!
Plant Patriot in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration. Too much sun will burn the leaves. These herbaceous perennials are at home in consistently 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. When watering, make sure to lift up the leaves and water the soil directly underneath. Those big boisterous leaves can sometimes act like an umbrella and leave the roots dry. 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. It is best to keep areas around Hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails. Deadhead after flowers fade, and clean the foliage away from the plant once it dies back in the autumn.
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.
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.
Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.
With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.
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.
Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.
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!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Patriot'|
|Mature Height||20 - 36 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green & White Margins|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|