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Cherry Tomato Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Attractive miniature hosta with long and narrow, creamy yellow to white leaves, edged with green; purple shaded flowers rise up on striking red scapes in mid to late summer
Cherry Tomato Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive small textured narrow leaves remain creamy white in color with showy green variegation and tinges of white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Cherry Tomato Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Cherry Tomato Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Cherry Tomato Hosta will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.