Hosta 'Captain Kirk'
K. Brill 99
Item #: 4712
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 18" tall
This amazing sport of the popular Hosta 'Gold Standard' was introduced by Iowa's Kirk Brill...an avid Trekkie. Hosta 'Captain Kirk' is probably a tetraploid hosta featuring a delicious wide golden center, surrounded by a very wide, dark green edge. As you can imagine, the contrast is truly stunning. Each 3' wide clump of Hosta 'Captain Kirk' is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer. Aren't you about ready to boldly grow what none of your neighbors has grown before?
Hosta 'Captain Kirk' 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 'Captain Kirk' 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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Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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