Hosta 'May' 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: 6-10 in. tall (small)
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves emerge gold and fade to chartreuse by mid-summer. Hosta 'May' creates a good contrast when the older chartreuse leaves are held under the newer gold leaves.The gold leaves are thick and distinctively veined. Sun tolerant and Slug resistant.
Flower Color: Other: Pale Lavender.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years


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June 20, 2015

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No flowers by Cinta Sep 22, 2018 11:33 PM 4
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Will hosta be harmed by the deer eating them over and over? by Frillylily May 16, 2019 8:02 PM 11
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ID maybe? by JLWilliams Jul 24, 2018 9:52 AM 4
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