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Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

70cm

20cm

Min

40cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Sunset Grooves' Overview

Hosta 'Sunset Grooves' is a medium-sized perennial cultivar that forms mounds of thick, round, puckered leaves. These have a yellow, heart-shaped central colouring, and irregular dark green margins. In mid to late summer, it produces erect stems bearing nodding pale lavender flowers. Like many Hostas, this cultivar makes a suitable groundcover under deciduous trees, in mixed or herbaceous borders, or even near ponds!

Common problems with Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

How to harvest Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

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 'Sunset Grooves'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Sunset Grooves'

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.