Vulcan Hosta

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Broad Heart-Shaped Leaves & Pure Centers Vulcan Hosta!

  • Broad Heart Shaped Leaves with White Centers
  • Bright White Variegated Stripes and Strips!
  • Pale Lavender Flowers
  • Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Great Shade Garden and Edging Plant
  • Mounding Clump-Forming Growth
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Extreme Cold Hardiness
  • Moisture Loving Plant

The Hosta Vulcan, (Hosta 'Vulcan'), is an outstanding and classy Hosta that creates a "wow" reaction! Also known as Vulcan Plantain Lily, Hosta are shade garden standards that every garden seems bare without one!

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 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!

How to Use Vulcan Hosta In The Landscape

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 and often works amazingly as a standout specimen plant!

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!

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!

Grow a circlet of green and white around a specimen plant or statement piece in your garden to make it stand out! Hosta work 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 about any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hosta!

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, driveway 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!

#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.

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 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.

Vulcan exhibits an excellent growth rate, 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!

How to Keep your Hosta Collection Healthy

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 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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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 18 inches
Mature Spread 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Foliage Green With White Centers
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc -