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Hosta ‘Purple Heart’
(Plantain Lily)

£20.00

£20.00
Fast Growing
60cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy

Hosta ‘Purple Heart’ is a popular addition in our range for its excellent ground cover and distinctive foliage. This variety offers a finished touch to those shaded areas, rockeries, or containers, enhancing any garden spaces. With its resilience and low-maintenance nature, ‘Purple Heart’ is perfect for new and experienced gardeners alike. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it an excellent choice for adding texture and interest to your garden.

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Description

Hosta 'Purple Heart' stands out in our range for its striking foliage and exceptional adaptability. Its deep purple petioles gracefully support vibrant green leaves, creating an eye-catching contrast that illuminates those shaded spaces in the garden. Our horticultural team carefully selected this variety for its reliable performance and its resilience in various soil conditions. Whether planted in borders, woodland gardens, or containers, 'Purple Heart' adds a touch of sophistication and colour to any setting. Recognised with the RHS Garden Merit award, as a reliable garden performer it ensures a stunning display year after year, even in challenging conditions. This Hosta's versatility extends to its companions in the garden. We recommend pairing it with Ferns, Heucheras, or Astilbes for dynamic and visually pleasing combinations. 'Purple Heart' brings depth and character to mixed perennial beds or serves as a focal point in shaded areas. Its enduring and distinctive hue make it a favourite among gardeners seeking both beauty and resilience. With 'Purple Heart,' gardeners can enjoy a reliable performer that adds a touch of sophistication to any landscape.

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 recommend 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.

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 suggest 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.