African Hosta (Drimiopsis maculata)

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Botanical names:
Drimiopsis maculata Accepted
Ledebouria petiolata Synonym
Drimiopsis minor Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches (30cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Mar 29, 2016 2:36 PM

A fun plant, especially early in the season. Dormant bulbs are easy to store dry or potted and they're very prolific. New leaves show the darkest spots, which fade over time, but bloom stalks appear fairly soon after the plants break dormancy, so it puts on a nice show.

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