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Hosta 'Ripple Effect'

Hosta 'Ripple Effect'

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 'Ripple Effect' Overview

Hosta 'Ripple Effect' is a small perennial cultivar that forms a mound of yellow leaves with blue margins. The leaves turn paler yellow and green shades with age. In mid to late summer erect stems are produced that bear nodding light lavender flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Ripple Effect'

How to harvest Hosta 'Ripple Effect'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Ripple Effect'


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 'Ripple Effect'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Ripple Effect'

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.