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    Sun Power Hosta

    Hosta 'Sun Power'

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    Sun Power Hosta (Hosta 'Sun Power') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Sun Power Hosta in bloom

    Sun Power Hosta in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Sun Power Hosta (Hosta 'Sun Power') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Sun Power Hosta

    Sun Power Hosta

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  32 inches

    Flower Height:  4 feet

    Spacing:  4 feet

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

    Ornamental Features

    Sun Power Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive enormous textured heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning gold in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Sun Power Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects

    Sun Power Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Sun Power Hosta will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
    Ornamental Features

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