Hosta, Great Expectations


 Description: Hosta Great Expectations has been a favorite shade perennial for a number of years. Thick textured, slug resistant, golden-yellow leaves with attractive margins display an array of color from blue, teal and green that is sure to snare its share of attention. White flowers in early summer. Great Expectations may be a bit unhurried to obtain mature form, but it certainly is worth the wait.

Common Name: Great Expectations Hosta

Scientific Name: Hosta ‘Great Expectations’

Type: Perennial

Exposure: Partial Shade

Size: 1-2′ height, 2-3′ spread

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Period: June – July

Foliage Color: Golden Yellow w/ Blue/Green margins

Landscape Use: Containers / Planters, Foundation, Garden, Landscape Beds, Mass Planting, Outdoor Living Areas, Perennial Garden, Small Groups, Under Shade Tree, Woodland Border

Soil: Moist

Zone: 3 – 8

Growth Rate: Slow

Companion Plants: Bleeding Heart, Astilbe, Fern, Coral Bells, Endless Summer Hydrangea. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.

Maintenance: Remove old foliage before new foliage emerges

* Attracts Hummingbirds


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