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Hosta ‘Emerald Charger’
(Plantain Lily)

£12.00£20.00

£12.00
£20.00
Easy Care
60cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy

Hosta ‘Emerald Charger’ is a hardy and fast-growing variety with wavy yellow leaves and wide green margins. Fragrant lavender flower spikes will appear during the Summer adding some seasonal interest. This Hosta will brighten up any shaded border with colour and form and even looks great in a patio pot.

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Special Features
RHS Garden Merit Award
RHS Plants For Pollinators
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Description

Hosta 'Emerald Charger' is celebrated in our range for its vibrant foliage and its highly robust presence. This exceptional perennial, adorned with the esteemed RHS Garden Merit award, captivates with its striking emerald-green leaves. Suited for shaded or partially shaded areas, 'Emerald Charger' thrives in moist, well-drained soil, making it an excellent choice for woodland gardens or border plantings. Its sizable leaves create a bold statement in the garden, offering a splash of colour and texture. With its resilience and low maintenance needs, 'Emerald Charger' is perfect for gardeners seeking a hassle-free addition to their outdoor oasis. Whether used to provide excellent ground cover, used as underplanting or featured in containers, its versatility shines through, elevating garden designs with its lush foliage. The rich green hue and sturdy growth of Hosta 'Emerald Charger' make it a standout choice for creating dynamic garden compositions. Its fast growing nature and adaptability ensure it remains a beloved favourite among gardeners, infusing gardens with its vibrancy and its dependable performance.

Planting Conditions

To ensure optimal conditions for Hosta's in your garden, select a planting site with well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure. Hosta's thrive in partial to full shade, although some varieties tolerate more sunlight. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot Summer months. We advise planting Hosta's at the same depth as they were in their nursery pots, with the crown level with the soil surface. Adequate spacing between plants allows for proper air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

Watering & Feeding

Water Hosta's deeply and regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. During hot and dry periods, increase watering frequency to prevent dehydration. Apply water directly to the soil, avoiding wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Feeding Hosta's with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring promotes healthy growth and lush foliage. Alternatively, apply a water-soluble fertiliser every few weeks during the growing season. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds, contributing to the overall health of your Hosta.

General Care

For general care, keep Hosta's healthy by regularly removing dead or damaged leaves and spent flower stalks. Monitor for signs of pests like slugs and snails, addressing infestations promptly. Divide overcrowded clumps every few years to maintain vigour and promote better growth. Prune Hosta's by cutting back any damaged or yellowing leaves as needed throughout the growing season. In late Autumn, after the foliage has died back, trim the leaves to ground level to tidy up the plant and prepare it for its Winter dormancy.