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Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

70cm

10cm

Min

40cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever' Overview

Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever' is a showy perennial cultivar that forms flat mounds of small green leaves with white margins. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems of nodding purple flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

How to harvest Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

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 'Diamonds Are Forever'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

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.