fragrant bouquet hostaA native of East Asia, Fragrant Bouquet is a heavy bloomer known for it’s large, fragrant, white blooms.  The heart-shaped leaves are green apple color with creamy edges.  Fragrant Bouquet blooms around August.  Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants. Leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures and may be solid in color or variegated in different combinations of blue, green, white, and gold. The plants are low maintenance. Hostas originally came from Japan, China, and Korea. They were first introduced to Europe in the late 1700s and then came to the United States in the middle 1800s.

Picture © 2016 Parks Brothers Farm, Inc.

Size: #1G

Spacing: Plant 25″ to 35″ apart.

Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full shade.

Outstanding Features: The fragrant blooms attract hummingbirds early and then regular birds when they go to seed.  You can also use the flower stalks in cut flower arrangements.

Tips: Try pairing hostas with Astilbe, Hardy Ferns or Dicentra for added contrasts in plant forms, textures and colors.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flowers

Picture © 2010 Ball Horticultural Company

 

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