Hosta ‘Loyalist’

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Outstanding Qualities

This amazingly colorful hosta is a beacon in the garden. Each wavy margined leaf is has a large splash of pure white in the center with an irregular brushed edge of rich green. The leaves form a tight mound. It is a slow grower and is ideal for a container. Although, no hosta is immune to slugs this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 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

Resistant to: slug

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Saxifraga ‘Primuloides’, Asplenium scolopendrium, Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’, Cyclamen coum, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, purple

Great Color Partners: dark green, lavender, white

Culture Notes
This hosta prefers a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in rich moist to well-drained or sandy soil.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. ‘Loyalist’ is a slow grower and will take several years to reach its full potential. Do not crowd it with other plants.
Geek Notes
Hosta 'Loyalist' is a sport of H. 'Patriot' named and introduced by G. Van Eijk-Bos in 1998. The variegation is reversed: white centers and green margins for 'Loyalist' and green centers and white margins for 'Patriot'.