Hosta ‘Sagae’

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Sebright Gardens

Outstanding Qualities

A stately and graceful cultivar, Hosta ‘Sagae’ has a regal quality that stands out in the garden. Large leaves emerge in spring opening to a soft blue-green with a yellow margin. As the foliage matures the yellow edge lightens to cream. It slowly becomes an impressive upright mound of large foliage. In summer tall flower spikes can reach over 4 feet topped with light lavender flowers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’, Primula japonica, Lilium martagon, Asarum caudatum

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, pink, rose

Great Color Partners: blue, chartreuse, yellow

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hosts will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.