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Irish Luck Hosta
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
The nicely ruffled foliage of this unique variety is deep, dark green and extremely glossy; a very showy plant on its own, as an accent or massed; tall spikes of light lavender flowers in mid-summer
Irish Luck Hosta features dainty spikes of lightly-scented lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Irish Luck 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;
Irish Luck Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Irish Luck Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, 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 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.