Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionShadowland® 'Seducer' Hosta likes it hot, in regards to temperature! Large leaves are dark green with chartreuse coloration along the ruffled margins. In the summer heat, bright white marks add an extra dimension to its variegation. This hosta needs heat to develop full coloration, making it a great choice for warmer climates.
Hostas are incredibly easy to grow and maintain, even in city environments. The deeply corrugated leaves are highly resistant to slugs. It grows well in containers or garden beds. Find a shady, moist corner of your garden and watch it thrive!DetailsBotanical name: Hosta 'Seducer' Common name: Hosta Patent: USPP 22,413 Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 26" x 36" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Variegated leaves Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Late summer, early fall Features: Rain gardens, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container massing, specimen, woodland How To GrowSoil: Performs well in average to fertile soil. Light: Thrives in part to full shade. Water: Has average water needs, and once established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general though, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3 feet apart Fertilizing: In spring a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing in fall, this will help protect the crown. If desired a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2" layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
Your Questions about Growing Hostas, Answered
Hostas are known for commanding attention in the shade garden. Learn how to grow hostas, transplanting hostas, when they bloom, why your hosta is turning brown, and more to grow them like a pro.
I got mine in a Grab Bag, and it's just about to flower, it's so lovely I'm going to gift it to my neighbor as a thank you!
Shadowing arrived in good condition
It's beautiful! I expected it to be small due to shipping but it's settling in nicely in the shade. Can't wait to watch it grow for many more years!
R.K. (New York)
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I bought several varieties of hosta including Shadowland Seducer and all of them have thrived. Many are flowering now in this heat. I lost a few other plants but Great Garden Plants refunded them. I placed 4 orders with them this spring and will order again, very happy.