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Lakeside Love Affair Hosta

Hosta 'Lakeside Love Affair'

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Lakeside Love Affair Hosta (Hosta 'Lakeside Love Affair') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta foliage

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta foliage

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Height:  22 inches

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Group/Class:  Lakeside Series

Description:

Beautiful tri-color leaf is white with a dark green margin and lime green jetting towards the midrib; leaf is wavy and heart shaped; spikes of white flowers in mid to late summer; a striking specimen plant in the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain white in colour with distinctive dark green edges and tinges of lime green throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective 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

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lakeside Love Affair Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 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.

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