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Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber'
Common Name: Plantain Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta  'Cool as a Cucumber'
Zoom In Photo: Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

'Cool as a Cucumber' is a large sized, incredibly showy, tricolour hosta. Its white variegated foliage is notably upright in youth but quickly develops into a gracefull arching mound. The long, pointed leaves have mid green margins which jet into light green towards the clear white centre. The flowers are white or light lilac. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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 ColourPurple 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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