Hosta Ripple Effect

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Twisted and Rippled

The Hosta Ripple Effect, Hosta 'Ripple Effect’, has plenty of bright color that will attract everyone's attention!  Ripple Effect is a unique hosta that is a sport of ‘June’.

It produces long, twisted, and narrow gold leaves that have a “ripple” effect.  When the new leaves emerge, they have narrow blue-green margins that blend nicely toward their golden yellow centers.  

The foliage makes a transition in the summer to chartreuse with green margins.  

Having lots of appeal, this low horizontal mounding hosta displays its lavender flowers in the summer, rising above its unique foliage.

Hostas grow 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.  It is best to keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails. 

Plant this low care plant 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. 

 'Ripple Effect’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plant.

*Narrow Twisted and Rippled Gold Leaves

*Leaf Color Changes to Chartrueuse

*Lavender Flowers


Hosta Ripple Effect Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hosta 'Ripple Effect'
Foliage Variegated
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 15 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple