flower-bg.jpg

Greenhouse and Flower Shop
Hours

Mon-Sat 9-7 / Sun 10-6


Give us a ring!

Plant Finder

perennial

Rhino Hide Hosta

Hosta 'Rhino Hide'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Rhino Hide Hosta (Hosta 'Rhino Hide') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Rhino Hide Hosta

Rhino Hide Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rhino Hide Hosta (Hosta 'Rhino Hide') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Rhino Hide Hosta

Rhino Hide Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  26 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

Large and thick blue-green leaves are cupped and puckered with light green leaf centers that brighten to yellow; durable and slug resistant; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; spikes of white flowers in early to mid-summer

Ornamental Features

Rhino Hide Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive crinkled heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color with prominent yellow stripes and tinges of steel blue throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rhino Hide Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Rhino Hide Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Rhino Hide Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features