Vulcan Hosta

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Live long and prosper! Introducing the unique variegated Vulcan Hosta (Hosta 'Vulcan') that is more along the lines of 'long-lived and prosperous'! Vulcan features broad, heart-shaped leaves with pure white centers, and is absolutely so vigorous and easy care it's out of this world! This outstanding and classy Hosta creates a "wow" reaction!

Vulcan has broad, heart-shaped leaves with white streaks and brilliant stripes and streaks, plus prominent white-centered leaves. The contrasting dark green margins have lighter yellow coloring. This medium-sized Hosta adds so a chic splash of brightness to your landscape! Emerging in early spring and forming a fountain-like, mounding habit, Vulcan Hosta spills up and out over the ground beautifully!

Also producing lovely light-lavender flowers on white scapes. Vulcan Hosta typically blooms from mid to late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies will show up to the show for the nectar resource, adding to the elegance! Also known as Vulcan Plantain Lily, Hostas are shade garden standards and every garden seems bare without one!

Planting and Application:

The vigorous growth of Vulcan Hosta makes itself at home in shady, woodland settings and an eye-catcher when planted en masse. The brilliance of the pure white centers and green coloration often works amazingly as a standout specimen plant! Have a shady strip along an east or north-facing part of your home or garage? Plant a colorful row of Vulcan Hosta! Or a row in front of your dappled shade foundation plantings give your curb appeal a bright boost!

Mid-sized, Vulcan is wonderful in containers and planters throughout your shady patio or porch. Perfect spillers and fillers in potted combinations throughout the growing season!

Grow a circlet of green and white around a specimen plant or statement piece in your shade garden to make it stand out! Hosta works wonderfully under trees and large shrubs to hide the bare stems and branches where Hosta makes perfect groundcover, embracing the shade. They grow in shady spots where your grass will not! Plus, no worry about competing roots.

Perfect for shady Asian and Zen-inspired gardens, lending a cool and calming presence to areas for meditation and relaxation. In fact, any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hostas!

Contemporary, formal plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these colorful perennials. Borders look high-style with long rows of Hosta, and so will the edges along beds, driveways, and shady paths. Butterfly gardens and cottage gardens will get a traditional look with the addition of a few of these colorful perennials!

Partnering fantastically with other shade perennials such as Fern or Bleeding Hearts. Or for a real statement piece, create your own Hosta garden for an impressively colorful display. After all, there are about a thousand different varieties of Hosta these days, in all shapes and sizes! Create a sci-fi garden by combining Vulcan with a Captain Kirk Hosta to create a shade garden that's out of this world!

  • Broad Heart Shaped Leaves with White Centers
  • Bright White Variegated Stripes & Strips
  • Pale Lavender Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Mounding Clump-Forming Growth
  • Great Shade Garden & Edging Plant, Containers & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant this low-care perennial in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration, but too much sun will burn Hosta foliage, especially in hotter summer climates. Best for full shade in hot summers and part sun/part shade locations everywhere else. Perennial 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. A generous layer of arborist mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Wait until the leaves have been exposed to frost and have turned brown before removing all leaf litter in late fall.

  • Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Moisture Loving Plant
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Prune Late Fall After Frost
  • Extreme Cold Hardiness, Heat Tolerance & Humidity
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

Vulcan exhibits an excellent growth rate, and outstanding garden performance, and gives you a long season of appealing color in a landscape! Brighten your gardenscapes with the brilliance Vulcan Hosta reliably brings year after year! Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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.

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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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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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Vulcan Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'Vulcan'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 20 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark Green With White Centers
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes
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