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Hosta 'Color Festival'

Hosta 'Color Festival'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

80cm

30cm

Min

40cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Color Festival' Overview

Hosta 'Color Festival' (Plantain Lily 'Color Festival') is a medium to large perennial cultivar that forms mounds of dark green leaves with pure white centres and yellow dividing splashes. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems of nodding lavender flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Color Festival'

How to harvest Hosta 'Color Festival'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Color Festival'

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 'Color Festival'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Color Festival'

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.