Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta
Hosta 'Jimmy Crack Corn'
Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta foliage
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Height: 30 inches
Spacing: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
An attractive bright variety with large deeply veined chartreuse foliage with an interesting pie crust edge; leaves that are held out horizontally provide beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; white spikes of flowers in early summer
Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive large textured heart-shaped leaves remain chartreuse in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Jimmy Crack Corn Hosta will grow to be about 26 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.