Producing creamy white centered, medium green edged and light green accented leaves, this gorgeous specimen will be a shade garden favorite! Besides the unique variegated foliage, this features early to mid-summer blooming white with a hint of lavender flowers. This perennial is easy to maintain and requires little care throughout spring, summer and fall. Spanning up to a whopping 55” wide, this is a fantastic focal point plant!
Hummingbirds and butterflies will be making a stop in your garden to enjoy its blooms. This perennial is best used in both border planting and general landscaping. As the plant progresses through its growing season, dying foliage is tucked under the newer growth which allows peace of mind that you will not need to tend to it until early spring. If you had to choose only one hosta to plant, this is one fine example that we recommend for a showcase garden!
Shadowland Miss America Hosta Care
Hardy to zones 3-9, this perennial can withstand the harshest of environments. Plant this in well-draining sandy loam to allow the roots plenty of breathing space. Morning sun is perfectly fine and will produce vibrant colors within the leaves. Be sure to not allow the hot afternoon sun to reach its leaves as this can be detrimental to the health of the plant. Average quality soil is fine, however it is recommended to amend soil with aeration boosters to allow breathing room for the roots. Neutral or slightly acidic pH soil is best. Consistent moisture that does not bog down the roots lends a hand in keeping the beautiful foliage going. Mulching can assist in keeping the soil moist, however you’ll need to watch for holes in the center of 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 shredded fallen leaves, to protect the crown of the plant. Pruning Miss America hostas is not necessary. All you need to do is clear out the old foliage in early winter to make way for new growth come spring.
Shadowland Miss America Hosta Spacing
This is a rather large specimen that loves to be the center of attention! In all planting applications, ensure that the spacing is kept around 55” on center between plants. Container gardening can be achieved, however this should be planted by itself in a large raised bed or specialty container.
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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.