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Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

95cm

30cm

Min

75cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Hosta 'Night Before Christmas' Overview

Hosta 'Night Before Christmas' is a mound forming perennial cultivar that produces dark green leaves with creamy white centres that get whiter with age. In mid to late summer erect stems of nodding lavender flowers are produced.

Common problems with Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

How to harvest Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

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 'Night Before Christmas'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'

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.