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Hosta 'Great Expectations'
Common Name: Plantain Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta  'Great Expectations'

'Great Expectations' is one of the most beautiful hostas available, certainly the best of the blue and gold variegated cultivars. It is a sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' emerging with a bright gold centre which can lighten to creamy gold surrounded by a dramatic, wide blue-green edge. The medium-sized clump sports near-white flowers in early summer. Provide morning sun or very open shade for best growth. Avoid full shade.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ligularia dentata "'Britt-Marie Crawford'"
Carex elata "'Aurea'"
Hakonechloa macra "'All Gold'"
Thalictrum delavayi "'Hewitts Double'"

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