- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 15 - 20 Inches
- Mature Spread 15 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Lush greenery and an unexpected pop of color make the Tambourine Hosta an instant favorite. The large, heart-shaped leaves are green and have a creamy white margin. The leaves grow in a rosette formation and create a very full and leafy appearance. This Hosta has red petioles or the area of the stem that attaches to the leaves. During the summer, tall red stalks emerge from the center, and lavender flowers bloom on top of the colorful stalks.
Hosta is a low-maintenance and hardy plant, and the Tambourine Hosta grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8. This beauty can thrive in full shade and be used as a foundation planting or in a bed or mass planting. Create a border along a walkway or add color to an embankment. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the delicate flowers.
Tambourine Hosta Care
The Tambourine Hosta requires full shade, so select a spot that receives no more than 4 hours of sunlight. Soil should be rich and moist but still promote drainage. Water consistently during the first year, but established plants are rather self-sufficient and will only need water during a drought. Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring. Give the plant a further boost of nutrition by applying a layer of organic mulch. The mulch will hold in moisture, prevent weeds, and keep the area looking tidy.
Prune the red flower stalks back after the flowers fade. The greenery can be left in place until the first frost. Hosta can be propagated through division every few years.
Tambourine Hosta Spacing
This upright plant will reach 15 to 20 inches tall and 40 to 48 inches wide. Plants can be spaced 38 to 46 inches apart to create a mass of greenery.
Tambourine Hosta Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
|Mature Height: 15 - 20 Inches
|Mature Spread: 40 - 48 Inches
|Spacing: 40 - 48 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Description: Lavender
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White
|Foliage Description: Variegated
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Pests & Insects
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
|Common Name: Tambourine Hosta
|Scientific Name: HOSTA `TAMBOURINE`
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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