Photo by taken at Walters Gardens, MI
Hosta 'Afterglow' PP 26,755
Walters Gardens 12
Item #: 11920
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 24" tall
Hosta 'Afterglow' is an incredible new sport from Hosta 'Climax', which we introduced in 2000, as a sport of Hosta 'High Noon'. The vigorous Hosta 'Afterglow' forms an elegant 2' tall x 4' wide clump of heavily corrugated, chartreuse yellow leaves, each highlighted by a central band of green...what a specimen!
Hosta 'Afterglow' is essentially a maintenance free perennial. Once the plant has gone dormant in fall, you may wish to remove the old foliage, which helps tidy the garden. Old flower stalks may be removed after flowering, which we feel helps with clump appearance.
Hosta always grow better in rich, moist soil. They thrive best in clay or amended clay soils, but amended sandy loam can be successful if additional compost or other organic nutrients are added. Dry soils are not problematic for a short time, but hostas will decline if the soil is kept dry over an extended period.
Light shade to a couple of hours of early morning sun are best. Dark shade will not result in a satisfactory plant.
Hostas like 'Afterglow' are great to brighten a woodland garden. Their bold texture makes a nice garden foil to more airy-textured perennials.
Hosta flowers are always a great source of nectar for honeybees.
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