August lily 'Venus'

Hosta plantaginea 'Venus' | Also known as: Plantain lily 'Venus', Hosta 'Venus' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Hosta plantaginea is an herbaceous perennial. In summer, h. plantaginea produces tall flower stalks with white blooms, bringing colour and interest to shady garden areas. H. plantaginea is best suited to positions in partial or full shade that have well-drained soil which retain a lot of moisture. Large and glossy yellowish-green leaves provide seasonal interest to shady borders, but needs protection from slugs and snails. H. plantaginea is ideal for shady gardens and flowerbeds. It can also be effectively used in containers, where pest damage may be reduced.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Variegated
Foliage in summer
  • Variegated
Foliage in Autumn
  • Variegated
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 1 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • Pond plants
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • Pond
Garden spaces
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Hosta plantaginea is an herbaceous perennial. In summer, h. plantaginea produces tall flower stalks with white blooms, bringing colour and interest to shady garden areas. H. plantaginea is best suited to positions in partial or full shade that have well-drained soil which retain a lot of moisture. Large and glossy yellowish-green leaves provide seasonal interest to shady borders, but needs protection from slugs and snails. H. plantaginea is ideal for shady gardens and flowerbeds. It can also be effectively used in containers, where pest damage may be reduced.