- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 14 - 16 Inches
- Mature Spread 36 - 42 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Hostas are known for their lovely foliage and menial care requirements, and the Shadowland® Love Story Hosta is the perfect example of both. The large, heart-shaped leaves grow in a rosette formation and feature thick, green margins that surround creamy white centers offset by spots of chartreuse. The veining is indented, and the edges of the foliage have a gentle ruffle for added dimension. This plant is primarily grown for its showy foliage, but small white flowers bloom on top of tall stems during the summer.
Plant the Shadowland® Love Story Hosta in a bed or border. This leafy plant thrives in the shade, making a wonderful foundation or understory planting. The bold foliage adds color to shady areas that are simply not hospitable to most plants. The flowers attract pollinators, like hummingbirds. The Shadowland® Love Story Hosta is an herbaceous perennial in zones 3 through 9.
Shadowland® Love Story Hosta Care
Plant the Shadowland® Love Story Hosta in part to full shade. This plant needs about 4 hours of sunlight to thrive. The soil should be rich, well drained, and have an acidic to neutral pH. Water new plants regularly during the first growing season, but established plants develop drought tolerance and only need supplemental water during an extended dry period. Feed the Shadowland® Love Story Hosta using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer annually in the spring.
Cut back the flower spikes when the blooms fade to clean up the look. Dead or damaged growth can be removed anytime, and all of the growth can be removed in the fall after the first frost. Divide Hosta in the spring or fall when this leafy plant outgrows its home.
Shadowland® Love Story Hosta Spacing
Mature plants stand 14 to 16 inches tall, with flower spikes reaching up to 31 inches high. This leafy plant will spread out 36 to 42 inches wide. Space the Shadowland® Love Story Hosta 36 to 42 inches apart to create a continuous row of lush greenery.
Shadowland® Love Story Hosta Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 14 - 16 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 36 - 42 Inches|
|Spacing: 36 - 42 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Early Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green and White|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Shadowland® Love Story Hosta|
|Other Name(s): Shadowland® 'Love Story'|
|Scientific Name: Hosta hybrid|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.