|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China, Japan.
One of our favourite hostas! An outstanding herbaceous perennial that has well defined curving veins running the length of each slender, oval shaped leaf. The lovely dark maroon/purple colouration of the upright stems extends into the base of the leaf, appearing as speckles, that contrast well with their rich emerald green colour.
The flower spikes bear the same colouration, topped with glorious lilac/purple tubular, slightly scented flowers held above the clump of foliage. The chunky flowers emerge in early summer and mature into form pendulous bunches of large tubular blooms. As the clump matures it produces many flower spikes, making a display of successive flowers that can last for over a month.
Making a stunning spread of dark rich green, this elegant hosta is a perfect classy ground cover for Jungle, woodland and oriental style gardens, making eye-catching carpets of foliage with enough detail to warrant viewing close up. Planted with Hydrangea aspera, H. aspera ‘Titania’, or Schefflera taiwaniana, Ilex perado subsp. platyphylla, or around dwarf growing oriental style conifers like Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’, Abies ‘Rattail’ or Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’, Hosta ‘Purple Heart’ will set off these species by forming a distinctive and architectural backdrop.
An un-demanding, healthy and reliable grower, it is happiest in dappled shade, great in pots and in any moist woodland, non alkaline soil.
Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 50cm x 50cm.