Hosta 'Summer Fragrance' in the Hostas Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 26-35 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green center bordered with a neat almost uniform narrow creamy white edging. Slug resistant and Sun tolerant.
Flowers: Fragrant
Other: Extremely fragrant, very large purple flowers in August. Need some sun to bloom.
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: tall spikes of lavender flowers tinged with purple.
Flower Time: Summer
Other: 40" scapes in mid summer. A very vigorous grower.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Parentage: Vaughn 73-2 x Hosta plantaginea
Child plants: 3 child plants


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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2010-08-25Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Dec 26, 2012 7:43 PM

[H. 'Vaughn 73-2' H. plantaginea]

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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Dec 26, 2012 7:49 PM

Best flowering occurs with some direct sun.

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