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  • 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
Habit: Mounded
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Tambourine Hosta
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: HOSTA `TAMBOURINE`

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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.