Hosta 'Wrinkle in Time'



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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 9 inches
Mature Spread: 29 inches
Proper Name: Hosta 'Wrinkle in Time'

Tags: Bloom Summer, Container Planting, Easy to Grow, Flower (Purple), Full Shade, Leaf (Chartreuse), Leaf (Orange), Ornamental Leaves, Part Shade

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Description

This sport of the classic variety ‘Pilgrim’ shows a little more character with showy, wavy margins. Leaves have a single prominent wave that begins one third of the way from the leaf base. Dark green leaves have creamy yellow margins in spring, maturing to creamy white margins in summer. Gray-green color appears where the margins and centers overlap. Lavender flowers appear above the foliage in midsummer. Sizes measured are based on a five year clump. A vigorous, fast-growing variety suitable for edging or landscapes.

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape.  Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in many zones. They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.

 


Photo Credit: Walters Gardens

Bloom Color:Purple
Bloom Period:Late summer
Genus & Species:Hosta 'Wrinkle in Time'
Mature Height:9 inches
Mature Spread:29 inches
Plant Spacing:25-29 inches
Planting Depth:Eyes should be just below the surface
Planting Time:Spring
Soil Type:Prefer moist well drained soils
Sun Exposure:Full to Part Shade
Zone:3 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Caring for your Perennial - Hosta

For best success we recommend that you plant hostas in a rich, well-drained soil that holds moisture well. Hostas prefer some shade, and filtered or dappled shade is the best for consistent full growth. Morning sun typically does not burn hostas, but strong afternoon sun tends to burn or kill them outright. Remember that hostas naturally grow at the edge of woodlands in the filtered light beneath trees in rich loamy soil and you’ll always prepare the right conditions for your hostas. In areas of poor soil a thick layer of hard-wood mulch will quickly improve conditions.

Hostas are easily propagated and can be split during any time in their growing season. Each hosta you divide should have at least 3 eyes for best success, so as a rule of thumb divide every 2-3 years. Slugs can be a problem for hostas, so keep an eye out for holes in the center of your leaves, and consider slug traps if they become a serious problem. Cleaning out the dead foliage of your hostas in the fall will help eliminate slugs and other leaf eating insects and should be done as a preventative measure.

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