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Hosta 'Red October'
Common Name: Plantain Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta  'Red October'
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This red stemmed hosta is said to be one of the best. The leaves are green on top but silvery-white beneath (which looks fabulous with the red stems!). In spring this cultivar is stunning as it emerges with a bit of red seeping into the leaf bases. In summer, the lavender flowers are held on red stems. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Heuchera "'Obsidian'"
Persicaria microcephala "'Red Dragon'"
Ligularia dentata "'Britt-Marie Crawford'"
Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana

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