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Hosta

Patriot

Patriot is a tried and true variety with dark green leaves and creamy white margins that add a real splash of brightness to your shaded areas of the garden however, this is one of the few hostas than can tolerate more sun and heat. Prized for its color contrast, you will soon find the overall performance of this exciting plant will win your heart over quickly.

While we love Patriots in the landscape, consider using them in mixed planters as well. You'll love the texture and foliage interest it adds to your containers or window boxes.
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Patriot
  • Planting & Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 30-36"
  • Mature Width: 28-30"
  • Mature Height: 18-22"

Planting Type

  • Mid
  • Accent

Seasons

  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

Type

  • Perennial

Sun/Shade

  • Partial Sun
  • Shade

Growth Habit

  • Mounding
  • Water Requirements

    • Normal

    Fertilizer

    • Average

Colors

Other

  • Foliage Interest

Bloom/Interest Range

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Growth Characteristics:
Patriot is a vigorous grower with striking contrast from deep green to the brilliant creamy white margins splashed on the leaf edges. Thrives in partial sun conditions but will tolerate more. Lavender flowers on 26-30" scapes will appear in late summer.

Care & Maintenance:
In our Southern Region with heavy clay soils it is necessary to amend the bed area to create planting spaces that are moist and well drained providing improved aeration for the root system. Most hostas will prefer shady, woodland areas but are often tolerant of morning sun conditions. Patriot is one of the varieties that will tolerate more sun and perform very well. Hostas can be divided in either spring or fall but they can be left alone for years without much attention other than keeping the critters away.