Hosta 'Silly String' PP 32,127
H. Hansen 22
Item #: 17103
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 14" tall
Hosta 'Silly String' is a distinctively outrageous 2022 introduction from the work of plant breeder Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens. This Hosta 'Curly Fries' hybrid forms a small compact plant, composed of long, narrow, wavy blue leaves that forms a 14" tall x 28" wide clump...a completely unique look in the woodland garden. In late summer, the amazing floral show of lavender flowers is every bit as superb as the foliage.
Other than clearing away the dead foliage in fall, it should be a maintenance free perennial. We also recommend removing the old flower stalks to prevent seed drop, since seedling look nothing like the parent. Voles and deer are also two pests that will need to be addressed if they are a problem in your area.
If you experience hail on your hosta, they can be immediately cut to the ground, and they will re-flush with new leaves. If the hail occurs late in the summer, you may be better off to just leave the foliage intact instead of force new growth when the plant is preparing to go dormant.
Like many hostas, it thrives in light, open shade. Moist, rich, compost enhanced soils are best. It will not thrive in deep or very dry shade.
This fascinating hosta has a very different visual effect in the garden than most bolder-textured selections. The narrow leaves give a much finer texture from a design perspective, and the blue leaves have a lovely cooling effect. Unlike many hosta, the flowers are an asset.
Bees are the main pollinators for all hostas, and they are great for attracting these pollinators to your garden.
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Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
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