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Miss Linda Smith Hosta foliage
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Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 26 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This variety features subtle gray-green foliage with deep purple petioles; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender flowers on deep purple scapes in mid-summer
Miss Linda Smith Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Miss Linda Smith Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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;
Miss Linda Smith Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Miss Linda Smith Hosta will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow 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.