A pale cream leaf center with green margins that jet to the center; leaf is heart shaped and delicately twisted; spikes of pale purple flowers on reddish-pink scapes in mid-summer; a small hosta perfect for edging
Island Charm Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive twisted heart-shaped leaves remain creamy white in colour with distinctive green edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Island Charm 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;
Island Charm Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Island Charm Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 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.