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

Hosta  'Electrocution'
Zoom In Photo: Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

'Electrocution' is a hosta that looks like it stuck its finger in the electrical socket!. It is a medium sized hosta that forms an upright mound of tightly rippled, twisted, long and narrow leaves. The leaves are green with yellow margins which lighten to creamy yellow in summer and are slightly shiny. In mature plants, the petioles may have red speckling. The flowers are lavender. 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 ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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