Are you in search of a joyously, ruffle-leaved foliage perennial? Search no further! With its medium bluish-green and creamy white edged foliage, this perennial will be a great contrast to neighboring plants that are either bright or bold in color. This easy to maintain plant will have you in awe of how beautiful the foliage truly is for how little work needs to be poured into its care! Growing into an incredible size of up to 22” tall and about 48” wide, this will be a great space filler for any empty spot within your shady landscape.
Not only will this bring a unique foliage interest to the shady areas of your landscape with its beautiful leaves, it will also produce crisp white flowers mid-summer. If you’re in search of a plant addition that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies, this is it! Due to the size of the leaves, spent foliage is hidden beneath the new growth-- allowing the visual appeal to continue without extra care. Use this in container gardening, general landscape or mass planting.
Shadowland® Hope Springs Eternal Hosta Care
This is hardy to zones 3-9 and will withstand many extreme weather elements as long as it is planted in partial or full shade. Plant this in well-draining soil. Average quality soil is fine, however organically amending the soil will produce the best foliage. If planting in heavy clay, amend the soil with sandy loam to allow the roots plenty of breathing space. Neutral or slightly acidic pH soil is recommended. Mulching can assist in keeping the soil moist, however you’ll need to watch for holes on the leaves. If there are holes on the leaves, rake back any mulch you have near the plant and apply slug bait or traps as they are the culprit for the holes. In cooler climates it is best to apply finely shredded organic materials, such as fallen leaves, to protect the crown of the plant.
Pruning needs are simple! In the fall, cut the foliage down to about 1” from the crown of the plant. This will prevent insect issues from appearing due to the dying foliage.
Shadowland® Hope Springs Eternal Hosta Spacing
Due to the sheer size of this perennial, it is best to space all neighboring plants at a minimum 45” on center. When container gardening, be sure to provide plenty of space between the root ball and neighboring plants by keeping a minimum distance of 36” on center. Keep an eye on the roots to ensure overcrowding does not occur.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.