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Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

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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

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Hosta 'Dragon Tails' Overview

Hosta 'Dragon Tails' is a small perennial cultivar. It is a fast grower that produces narrow, yellow leaves with wavy margins. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems bearing nodding lavender flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

How to harvest Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Dragon Tails'


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 'Dragon Tails'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

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.