Hosta ‘Purple Heart’

Hosta ‘Purple Heart’

Purple Heart Plantain Lily, Funkia

£13.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

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SKU: 455538

Description

Family Asparagaceae
Originating from China, Japan.

  • Beautiful oval pointed leaves with purple mottled stems and leaf bases.
  • Lustrous deep purple flower spikes appear in summer held well over the foliage.
  • Hardy and easy to grow, vigorous and reliable in moist dappled shade.

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.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
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