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Mississippi Delta Hosta
Hosta 'Mississippi Delta'
Mississippi Delta Hosta
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Plant Height: 32 inches
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A very large, upright clump of blue-green to dark green rounded foliage that has slightly wavy margins; near-white flowers on arching stems in mid-summer; perfect for shade and woodland gardens
Mississippi Delta Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Mississippi Delta Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer 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;
Mississippi Delta Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Mississippi Delta 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.