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Hosta Plantaginea

from Laidback Gardener

The Plantain Lily: More Than Just a Hosta!

The first time I saw a plantain lily (Hosta plantaginea), I thought someone was playing a prank, that they had stuck stems of fragrant lilies among a hosta plant's foliage. I never would have belie...

from A Way To Garden

6 lessons about hosta, with tony avent

Hosta lessons with Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery (photo by Nova, from Wikimedia Commons) |


The Hosta Guacamole is one of those rare and hard to find fragrant hostas. Most Hostas have little to no scent but this one has a very strong fragrance and very large white flowers

from White Flower Farm

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Hosta plantaginea is the most heat-tolerant species from China, as well as being the only species that doesn't require a winter chilling period. Hosta plantaginea is noted not only for its shiny, light green foliage, but also for its 6" long, deliciously fragrant, white flowers. Beginning in August, the flowers, which open in late afternoon, could make any garden a fragrant oasis and a hummingbird haven. Each Hosta plantaginea clump reaches 40" wide on this great candidate for a mixed…