Hosta plantaginea growing leaf plant of the genus Hosta also known as Fragrant plantain lily, Hosta plantaginea perennial evergreen plant, edible but also used as ornamental plant and flowers are fragrant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a.
Leaves edible in green color in heart shape with linear structure on the leaves.
Hosta plantaginea flower
Flower fragrant color white, in trumpet shape, flowers grow on stems as raceme.
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Requirements for Hosta plantaginea growing and care:
Cold winter and hot summer, rich soil, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxic for dogs
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails, Hosta Virus
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead leaves and flower stems
Size of the plant?
20-60 inches, 50-150 cm
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with a lot of light), leaves burn in strong sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flower that grow on raceme color white
Leaves harvesting season:
Most of the year
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can harvest the young leaves form the base
Information about leaves:
Heart shape leaves with linear patters the color green light to dark
Uses of Hosta plantaginea leaves:
Rolled leaves, cooked, raw, stew