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Hosta 'City Lights'

Hosta 'City Lights' (Plantain Lily)

Common Name

Plantain Lily


Moist but not wet


Light Shade


26 inches high x 40inches wide

Action and Timing

Puckered strongly veined leaves, emerging chartreuse then turning a metallic gold. Flowers white.

Nursery Notes

Propagate by division. City Lights is quite slow to increase and bulk up, it is also said to be pest resistant.


Good solid hosta from the gardeners point of view. Slow to increase, which is a bugger from the nurseryman's angle, but a worthy plant. While this variety starts off glaucous, this soon develops into a lovely satin sheen.

This plant was added to the database on 18th December, 2009.

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