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Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

30cm

Min

80cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Orange Marmalade' Overview

Hosta 'Orange Marmalade' is a large perennial cultivar that tpyically forms a clump up to 1m wide. Heart-shaped leaves open with a yellow centre and blue-green margins that is echoed in the stems. In mid to late summer erect stems of nodding lavender-blue flowers appear.

Common problems with Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

How to harvest Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

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 'Orange Marmalade'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

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.