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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Description‘Vulcan’ hosta is not your everyday variegated hosta. Vulcan grows quickly to an impressive mound - ultimately reaching up to 36" across. Large, broad white leaves have a dark green margin that measures 8" long! Random gold streaks occur along the interior margins. Its vigorous growth rate and impressive substance make it a shade garden standout.
Hostas are incredibly easy to grow and maintain, even in city environments. It grows well in containers or garden beds. Find a shady, moist corner of your garden and watch it thrive!DetailsBotanical name: Hosta 'Vulcan' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 18-22" x 36" Flower color: Pale lavender Foliage color: White with a green margin Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Rain gardens, heat tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, foundation planting, mass planting, specimen, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Performs well in average or fertile soil. Light: Thrives in shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Has average water needs, and once established, plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general, soil s should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3 ft Fertilizing: In spring, a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in fall to 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 bought 3 Vulcan hosta plants & they arrived meticulously packed & beautiful looking. I planted them all right away & they have continuously looked beautiful. I am very happy with Great Garden Plants & will use them for all my purchases in the future,
J. (New York)
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Very elegant and eye catching. Beautiful varigation!
Stunning in the shade garden
I just added Hostas to an existing shade garden with a Japanese Magnolia, Camellias, and Hydrangeas. I found the selection of Hostas at Great Garden Plants to be impressive, and there were varieties I had never seen at the nursery. I was impressed that the plant was healthy and not one leaf was damaged upon arrival! The packing was carefully done, and all materials are recyclable; thank you for caring about the environment. Vulcan is settling in nicely and is happy here. Order with confidence.
The Hosta is coming along beautifully and is a nice addition to our garden.
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