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Hosta Bressingham Blue

Plantain Lily

Perfect for a smaller garden

A cool customer for a shady spot with distinctive large, heart shaped leaves which are blue grey in colour. In late summer the plants are topped with white flower spikes that have a hint of pale mauve.


At the front or middle of a partially shaded border or grow in a container.


Easy to grow in any good, moist garden soil, Keep well watered until established. Use good quality loam based compost for container growing and water frequently in summer.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September