Hosta 'Curly Fries' Description
All of the pleasure, none of the calories: 'Curly Fries' hosta will satisfy your craving for fascinating new hostas!
Featured in Fine Gardening magazine as a "must have" hostas, 'Curly Fries' is a space-saving small variety. But that's not all - it also graces the garden with bright golden foliage and unique wavy foliage. It's the easiest way to add instant interest to your shade plantings!
'Curly Fries' hosta pairs beautifully with any other hostas, or planted on its own. Also great in containers! For some truly eye-catching and easy combinations, may we suggest lysimachia 'Aurea', ajuga 'Chocolate Chip', Mazus reptans, or Irish moss.
Although hostas will grow in a wide range of soil, they will perform best where organic matter has been added. Can be grown in shade or part shade, as long as it is protected from hot afternoon sun.
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut flower, Cut foliage, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Moisture tolerant
- Botanical name:
Hosta 'Curly Fries'
- Common name:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x width:
4-6" X 16"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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Soil: Evenly moist, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter, are best.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- best in part shade (some morning sun, or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Moderate -- 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: 1-2 feet
Fertilizing: Apply a layer of compost or rotted manure in early spring, which adds nutrients and moisture-retaining organic matter.
Winterizing: Foliage dies back to the ground after a hard frost and generally dissolves or blows away quickly. A 2" mulch after the ground freezes will help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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