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Squash Casserole Hosta

Hosta 'Squash Casserole'

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Squash Casserole Hosta (Hosta 'Squash Casserole') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Squash Casserole Hosta foliage

Squash Casserole Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Squash Casserole Hosta (Hosta 'Squash Casserole') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Squash Casserole Hosta

Squash Casserole Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A spreading variety with large, wavy, chartreuse-gold leaves that fan out to make an impressive clump; very sun tolerant when kept moist; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; tall spikes of light purple flowers in early summer

Ornamental Features

Squash Casserole Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain chartreuse in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Squash Casserole Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

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;

  • Insects

Squash Casserole Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Squash Casserole Hosta will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.