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Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Christmas Candy' Overview

Hosta 'Christmas Candy' is a beautiful perennial cultivar that produces a medium-sized clump of variegated leaves. The leaves have cream centres when they first appear but brighten to a more white colour in the summer. In mid to late summer erect stems of nodding lavender appear. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

How to harvest Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Christmas Candy'


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.


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 'Christmas Candy'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

This fantastic foliage plant is easily used for underplanting but it is equally grown in containers in urban courtyards and formal beds of cottage gardens. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.