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Eskimo Pie Hosta

Hosta 'Eskimo Pie'

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Eskimo Pie Hosta (Hosta 'Eskimo Pie') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Eskimo Pie Hosta foliage

Eskimo Pie Hosta foliage

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Eskimo Pie Hosta (Hosta 'Eskimo Pie') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Eskimo Pie Hosta

Eskimo Pie Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  26 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


An outstanding white center with wide sea green and chartreuse margins ; leaf is a rounded heart shape and lightly corrugated; spikes of white-lavender flowers in mid-summer; a beautiful contrast addition to the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Eskimo Pie Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers with lavender overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain white in colour with distinctive bluish-green edges and tinges of light green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Eskimo Pie 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

Eskimo Pie Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Eskimo Pie Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features