- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 1-2' tall
- Mature Width: 3-4' wide
- Exposure: Part Sun/Full Shade
- Spacing: 3-4' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Patriot Hosta?
Make shady places shine! Patriot Hosta is one of the brightest Spirits you can buy for shady spots. This showstopper features deep green leaves bordered by a broad, gleaming white margin. It positively glows! Funnel-shaped lilac flowers adorn the leafy mounds in summer, drawing in neighborhood hummingbirds for a sip of sweet nectar. Patriot is a medium-small to mid-sized Hosta that can dazzle on its own as a specimen, though it really creates drama en masse. Consider using it as a groundcover and turn blank space into brilliant, lush foliage.
Patriot Hosta was a happy accident. Someone at Mobjack Nurseries in Foster, Virginia, accidentally sprayed a batch of Francee Hostas with a pre-emergent herbicide one day. That herbicide caused damage in the form of some wonderful new mutations! One of the FranceeHostas, normally a green-leaved plant with narrow white margins, developed very wide white margins. John Lee Machen, Jr. registered the new plant as ‘Patriot’ in 1992. In 1997, the American Hosta Growers Association bestowed upon Patriot a great honor when they named it their “Hosta of the Year.” It remains a customer favorite.
How to use in the landscape?
Hostas are simple to grow, but one challenge Hosta growers do face is slugs. Slugs love these succulent Spirits. Because Patriot Hosta has such thick, waxy foliage, however, it is largely slug-proof! They tend to shun it and go elsewhere in search of easier meals.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 1-2' tall
Mature Width: 3-4' wide
Exposure: Part Shade/Full Sun
Spacing: 3-4' apart
How To Plant
Hostas are shade plants, and Patriot is happy there, but it is also one of the few Hostas that can handle a considerable amount of sun. With plenty of water, it can be grown in bright locations without burning, at least in the northern states. In deer-prone areas, treat with Plantskydd® to prevent grazing. Foliage will die back with the first frosts and can be cut back then. If you wish to dig and divide Patriot, you can do it at any time, but late winter/early spring is best.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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