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Hosta 'Patriot'
Common name   Hosta
Hardiness Zone   3 to 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Medium, well-drained
Flower color   Lavender
Bloom Time   August
Height   1.5 feet

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. No special culture is required. Soil should be kept moist, however, especially in hot, sunny conditions.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
'Patriot' is a hosta cultivar that features a 12-20" tall mound of large, variegated, oval, basal leaves (to 7" long) which have deep green centers and wide irregular white margins. A sport of the long popular H. 'Francee'. Foliage mound will typically spread to 24-30" wide. Racemes of bell-shaped, lavender flowers appear in summer on scapes rising well above the foliage mound to 34" tall. J. Machen 1992.
Hostas are virtually disease and pest-free, and are ideal, low-maintenance garden perennials. This cultivar has good slug resistance.
A mainstay of the shade garden. This medium hosta can be mixed with other perennials, massed or used as a specimen in the border or woodland garden.