Hosta 'Half and Half' Description
What a great name for a shade plant that doesn't get too big or too small. Growing 12 inches high x 19 inches wide, it's just the right size for small areas of the garden or even in containers
This drought tolerant groundcover is beauty too! White centers are surrounded by wide greenish-blue margins accented with a touches of light green on the leaf. The tip of the leaf twists in such a charming way give a fun and cheerful look to the whole plant. Near white flowers in summer.
Thick textured, slug proof leaves have a tough disposition, holding up under heat, humidity and severe weather keeping its good from spring well into fall.
Hostas grow best in rich, moisture retentive soil, but can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Morning sun is preferable to afternoon sun
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut flower, Cut foliage, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Moisture tolerant, Rabbit resistant
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- Botanical name:
Hosta 'Half and Half'
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- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Soil type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x width:
12" X 19"
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- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Accent, alpine and rock, Border, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Woodland
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- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun, or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves, or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & pruning: Highly slug proof. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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