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Hosta ‘Patriot’
(Plantain Lily)

£12.00 £10.20

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Fast Growing
75cm x 100cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy
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Hosta ‘Patriot’ stands out with its bold, variegated foliage of deep green edges and creamy white centres. Adorned with spikes of lavender blooms in Summer, it’s a garden charmer. This perennial is perfect for shaded borders or containers, adding contrast and interest. Awarded the RHS Garden Merit, it’s a reliable choice for any garden. Pair with Ferns or Astilbes for a dynamic display of texture and colour in shady spots.

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Description

Hosta 'Patriot' earns its place in our range for its remarkably eye-catching foliage and its hardy and resilient nature. On top of it's impactful aesthetics 'Patriot' is coupled with accolades, including the RHS Garden Merit award, proving its reliability as a garden performer. Its vibrant variegated leaves, with deep green centers and bright white margins, create a striking visual contrast. This Hosta's durability makes it an excellent choice for various garden designs, thriving in shaded areas, particularly in woodland gardens or border plantings. Its adaptability extends to both formal and informal landscapes, where it adds depth and texture. 'Patriot' proves to be a reliable garden performer, requiring minimal maintenance while providing maximum visual impact. We recommend partnering 'Patriot' with Ferns, Astilbes, or other Hosta varieties to create harmonious plant combinations that enhance your garden's overall design. With its enduring beauty and proven resilience, 'Patriot' stands as a versatile addition to any garden space, offering year-round interest and charm.

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

We advise watering 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's.

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 Winter dormancy.