|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
Named after Nicolaus Tomas Host, physician to the Austrian Emperor in the 18th century.
Medium leaved Hosta with pointed, rather glossy jade green leaves, held on striking burgundy red almost black stalks which bleed into the leaf. One sided spikes of flared lavender flowers in autumn.
Grow in a retentive, rich soil in sun or shade. Flower colour is darker in sun. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 30cm x 30cm
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 60cm x 60cm