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Center of Attention Hosta

Hosta 'Center of Attention'

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Center of Attention Hosta (Hosta 'Center of Attention') at Plant World

Center of Attention Hosta foliage

Center of Attention Hosta foliage

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Height:  15 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

An outstanding variety with a color combination of three shades on the heart shaped leaves; golden centers mature to white surrounded by two shades of green; ideal for shady areas, containers or along borders

Ornamental Features

Center of Attention Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain green in colour with showy white variegation and tinges of gold throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Center of Attention Hosta is an 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

Center of Attention Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Center of Attention Hosta will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium 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  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features