Hosta 'Purple Heart'
- Position: light dappled shade
- Soil: best growth results are achieved in moist, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August - September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This is a striking, compact cultivar, which will work equally well in a border or a pot. Each vibrant, light to mid-green leaf is held on a near-black stem and this dark colouring usually infuses the base of the leaf too. The foliage forms a neat mound, which in late summer is crowned with sprays of lavender coloured flowers.
- Garden care:Surround plants with a ring of crushed eggshells to offer protection from slug damage.