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Hosta ‘Mediovariegata’
(Plantain Lily)


Easy Care
100cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy

Hosta ‘Mediovariegata’ brings elegance to gardens with its delicate green leaves adorned with swirls of white and green stripes. From Summer onwards, it produces towers of lavender, bell-shaped flowers. Ideal for shaded borders, rockeries, or containers, it adds texture and visual interest. Pair it with Astilbes, Ferns, or Bleeding Hearts for a harmonious display of colours and textures in shaded areas, creating an elevated garden design.

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Hosta 'Mediovariegata' is a popular member of our collection, esteemed for its elegant variegated foliage and enduring performance in shaded garden settings. This classic cultivar features medium-sized leaves with striking creamy-white centres bordered by deep green margins, lending a touch of sophistication to any landscape. Chosen by our horticultural experts for its exceptional beauty and adaptability, 'Mediovariegata' thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for woodland gardens, shady borders, or container plantings. Its robust growth habit and low maintenance needs make it a cherished asset in garden designs of all styles. As a recipient of the esteemed RHS Garden Merit award, 'Mediovariegata' is celebrated for its resilience and enduring charm, effortlessly enhancing garden aesthetics with its timeless foliage. Whether used as a focal point or as part of a mixed planting scheme, this Hosta adds a touch of refinement and grace to outdoor spaces, elevating the overall ambiance with its classic variegation and enduring appeal.

Planting Conditions

To ensure optimal conditions for Hosta's in your garden, we advise selecting 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. Plant 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. We recommend pruning 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 Winter dormancy.