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Dragon Tails Hosta

Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

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Dragon Tails Hosta (Hosta 'Dragon Tails') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Dragon Tails Hosta foliage

Dragon Tails Hosta foliage

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A miniature yellow variety, with narrow wavy edged leaves; spikes of lavender flowers in mid-summer; a very nice texture when massed along borders or in the garden

Ornamental Features

Dragon Tails Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive narrow leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning yellow in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dragon Tails Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Dragon Tails Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Dragon Tails Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features