Hosta Vulcan Description
New! Hosta Vulcan is not your every-day 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 measure 8" long! Random gold streaks occur along the interior margins
Hosta Vulcan is part of the Star Trek Series (a sport of Captain Kirk). Its vigorous growth rate and impressive substance makes it a shade garden standout!
This delightful drought tolerant shade groundcover is easy to grow in a wide variety of soils and conditions.
Hostas are happiest in rich, moisture retentive soil, but tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
Use in containers or combine with colorful Heucheras, hardy Ferns, or shade loving Hydrangeas.
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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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x Width:
18-20" x 36"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
White with green margin
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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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