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Shade Trees and Easy-Care Perennials

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Inniswood Hosta(5 of 12)

Hosta 'Inniswood'

  • Rounded gold corrugated foliage with a wide, deep bluish-green edge and lavender flowers.

  • Plant in moist, but-well drained soil.

  • Plant in partial to full shade.

  • Height: 30 inches.

  • Width: to 48 inches.

Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; mulch lightly in the fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

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