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Hosta 'Dreamweaver'

Hosta 'Dreamweaver' (Plantain Lily)

Common Name

Plantain Lily


Moist but not wet


Part or light shade, even full shade


18 inches high x 3ft wide

Action and Timing

Chartreuse central variegation turning ivory white, well margined blue-green leaves with jets or streaks spreading into the middle, the texture is puckered with a slightly rippled edge. Overall the leaf is matt to glaucous and sensitively cupped. Flowers are white with a pale lavender stripe.

Nursery Notes

Propagate by division. Lower light improves leaf colour but the plant needs regular division to keep the patterning on the leaves looking as eye-catching as it is.


Superb of my favourites but a bastard to bulk up. It also looses some of its maculate variegation if it gets overcrowded, which it is slow to do unfortunately. However, regular division keeps it looking good. A fantastic subject for a container also. Relatively pest resistant apart from those buggers that want a piece. Of dense habit.

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

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