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Hosta 'Atlantis'

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Atlantis Hosta (Hosta 'Atlantis') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Atlantis Hosta

Atlantis Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Atlantis Hosta (Hosta 'Atlantis') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Atlantis Hosta

Atlantis Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

Attractive large mounds of ridged pointy green leaves, edged with a butter yellow margin; lovely lavender flowers emerge in mid-summer; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants

Ornamental Features

Atlantis Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive buttery yellow edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Atlantis Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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

Atlantis Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Atlantis Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet 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  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features