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Hosta plantaginea 'Venus'
Common Name: August Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta plantaginea 'Venus'
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Light green, glossy, beautifully ribbed leaves and spectacular, large, extremely fragrant white flowers in summer. 'Venus' has the added bonus of double flowers -- actually they're tripled with three flowers in one! The foliage of plantagineas is thinner than many other hostas. Plant in shade away from heat and drying winds.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Forests, grassy slopes and rocky places from near sea level to 2200 metres.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ligularia dentata "'Britt-Marie Crawford'"
Daphne x transatlantica "'Eternal Fragrance'"
Ajuga x tenorii "'Chocolate Chip'"

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