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Hosta venusta

Hosta venusta
Excellently striped tiny buds in late June
plantain lily
New growth pushing up in late April
Hosta venusta

Common name plantain lily
Family hostaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers violet (early summer)
Size 3-6"
Light part-full shade

Dwarf hosta species grown for its dense mass of small leaves. Good for groundcover in shady areas. We saw a very nice pot-full of them at Point Phillip Perennials, and were happy to get a small specimen, hopeful to create the effect for ourselves. It is planted in a trough that's way too big for the plant at its current size – I'm an optimist! Our plant bloomed in late June a year later.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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