Hosta Touch of Class Description
Hosta Touch of Class is a foolproof shade perennial unsurpassed in beauty, even in heat & humidity.
Low-mounded, heart-shaped powder blue leaves have brilliant gold centers. Unlike other hostas, Touch of Class remains brilliant looking throughout the season - even in the fall when other Hostas are shutting down for the season.
A tough & durable shade loving groundcover, Touch of Class Hosta boasts wilt-proof, slug proof leaves that stand up to pounding rains, and endures heat and drought conditions effortlessly. Enjoy charming lavender blooms in 24" stalks later in the season.
Let this fabulous Hosta take the spotlight in your garden. Combine with Hardy Ferns, Hydrangeas, or colorful Heucheras.
Hostas grow best in rich, moisture retentive soil, but can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Hostas require little maintenance, and become larger and more valuable each year. Grow in shade or part shade. An elegant and stylish hosta is a must-have for shade garden designs.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Variegated
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- Botanical Name:
Hosta 'Touch of Class'
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
- Ship Form:
- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
16" x 24"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
Gold centers edged in blue
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: 13,080
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
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: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. 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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