Wide Brim Hosta Bareroots


The Wide Brim Hosta, scientifically known as Hosta ‘Wide Brim,’ is a stunning perennial plant prized for its lush foliage and easy-care nature. This hosta variety is a popular choice for shady gardens, adding elegance and texture with its broad, variegated leaves.

With its thick foliage and robust growth habit, the Wide Brim Hosta makes an excellent ground cover or border plant. Its leaves are large, heart-shaped, and boast a striking contrast between dark green centers and wide, creamy-white margins. In summer, it may produce delicate lavender flowers on tall stalks, adding a subtle touch of color to the garden.

Key Features:

  • Color: Dark green leaves with wide, creamy-white margins.
  • Fragrance: Hostas are not typically known for their fragrance.
  • Wildlife and Pest Resistance: Deer resistant; attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Planting Zone: USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9.
  • Sun Preferences: Partial to full shade, though it can tolerate some morning sun.
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate; prefers consistently moist soil but can tolerate short periods of drought once established.

Planting Instructions from a Bareroot:

  1. Prepare the soil: Choose a location with well-draining soil. Loosen the soil to a depth of at least 12 inches and amend with compost or organic matter if necessary.
  2. Dig a hole: Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root mass of the bareroot hosta. Make sure the hole is deep enough to accommodate the roots without bending or crowding.
  3. Plant the hosta: Place the hosta in the center of the hole, spreading out the roots gently. Position it so that the crown (where the roots meet the leaves) is just below the soil surface.
  4. Backfill: Fill the hole with soil, tamping it down gently to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.
  5. Mulch: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  6. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first growing season. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry.
  7. Maintenance: Remove spent flower stalks to encourage continued foliage growth. In colder climates, provide winter protection by mulching around the base of the plant before the first frost.

With its attractive foliage and low-maintenance nature, Wide Brim Hosta is sure to become a favorite in any shade garden.



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