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Hosta 'Green Acres'

Hosta 'Green Acres'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

2m

40cm

Min

60cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Hosta 'Green Acres'

A close up of the green corrugated leaves of Hosta 'Green Acres'
A close up of the pale lavender flowers of Hosta 'Green Acres'

Hosta 'Green Acres' Overview

Hosta 'Green Acres' is a hardy perennial cultivar that forms extra-large mounds of heavily veined green leaves. In mid to late summer, erect stems of pale-lavender flowers appear. All Hostas need some shade, and few will thrive in strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter the foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade. They are ideal for growing in North facing aspects of your garden where most other plants would struggle. Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make an excellent ground cover. They are suitable for most garden styles and look good in containers (but keep well watered and watch out for vine weevil in pots!). They require little care apart from tidying up spent leaves and flowers at the end of the growing season, preferably an autumn mulch. Also, in spring, to retain moisture. Hostas like a sheltered position in moist, well-drained soil and do best in a slightly acidic growing medium, but this isn't necessary. Any good garden soil - unless very alkaline - is fine.

Common problems with Hosta 'Green Acres'

How to propagate Hosta 'Green Acres'

Division

Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.

Seed

Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.

Special features of Hosta 'Green Acres'

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Pot plant

Other uses of Hosta 'Green Acres'

Grown for its habit and foliage. Contrasts well with other hostas and is a good container plant. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.