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Is a plantain lily the same as a hosta?

The most obvious difference is that it produces new leaves in flushes throughout the summer, not only all at once in the spring like other hostas. Finally, unlike other hostas, the plantain lily prefers full sun or only part shade, although it will tolerate full shade.

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Also asked, are hostas and plantain lilies the same?

Plantain Lily, Funkia (Hosta) Ridiculously easy-to-grow and long-lived, Hostas (Plantain Lilies) are shade-loving perennials that are highly prized by gardeners for their elegance and attractive foliage. The world of Hostas is incredibly rich in terms of size, color, texture, leave shape.

Similarly, how big does a plantain lily get? siebold plantain lily To 2123 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Blue-green, broadly heart-shaped leaves, 1015 inches long, heavily veined and puckered. Many slender, pale lilac flower spikes nestle close to foliage mound early in season.

Beside this, what is a plantain lily called?

Plantain lily, (genus Hosta), also called hosta, any of about 40 species of hardy herbaceous perennials in the asparagus family (Asparagaceae), native to eastern Asia. Several species are ornamental plants grown for their conspicuous foliage, which may be light-to-dark green, yellow, blue, or variegated.

How do plantain lilies grow?

Growing Hosta (Plantain Lily)

  1. Latin Name Pronunciation: hos'tuh.
  2. Light/Watering: Drought-tolerant once established, these plants are at their best in evenly moist soil in partial shade, although a very few will tolerate full sun with sufficient water.

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