Hosta 'Regal Splendour'
Hosta, Plantain lily - 2 litres
Hosta 'Regal Splendour' is a most handsome and distinct Hosta, with large, broadly lance-shaped, wavy blue-grey leaves with yellow margins fading to creamy-white, forming a neat vase shape when young, becoming spreading with age. Lily-like lavender flowers open on exceptionally tall (1.4cm) stems in August. Leaves and flowers are both good for flower arranging. Ideal among evergreen and deciduous shrubs, contrasting well with other hostas, ferns and heuchera's. Excellent in containers. Height and spread 75cm by 1-1.5m.
Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, in sun or partial shade. For growing in containers, use a 50/50 mix of John Innes no 3 and a good multi-purpose compost. Mulch in spring, avoiding contact with the plant. Apply liquid slug killer from early spring at fortnightly intervals for 6-8 weeks. Feed fortnightly with a balanced liquid feed from spring to midsummer. Keep Hostas in containers well watered and feed fortnightly with a liquid feed throughout the growing season. Split and replant plants in containers every 2 to 3 years.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Common name||Hosta, Plantain lily|
|Foliage colour||Green, Silver/Grey|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|