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Bold Ribbons Hosta

Hosta 'Bold Ribbons'

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Bold Ribbons Hosta (Hosta 'Bold Ribbons') at Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

Bold Ribbons Hosta foliage

Bold Ribbons Hosta foliage

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Bold Ribbons Hosta (Hosta 'Bold Ribbons') at Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

Bold Ribbons Hosta

Bold Ribbons Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A beautiful mounding hosta with graceful long green leaves, with yellow to cream wide margins; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; purple spikes of flowers in mid to late summer

Ornamental Features

Bold Ribbons Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive glossy narrow leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive lemon yellow edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bold Ribbons 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;

  • Insects

Bold Ribbons Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Bold Ribbons Hosta will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches 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  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features