Common Name: Plantain lily
Cultivar: 'Wide Brim'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Time to divide plants: August to March
Arguably one of the best hostas, 'Wide Brim' has puckered, heart-shaped leaves which are mid-green with wide, cream edges and some streaking. In mid-summer, it bears pale lavender, funnel-shaped flowers. Conserve soil-moisture as much as possible by adding plenty of organic matter to the soil before planting, as well as mulching in spring and autumn. For the lushest displays, feed with a balanced fertiliser between March and June. Do not feed after this period or you will encourage the sort of sappy growth that slugs adore! Take appropriate protective measures against slug and snail damage. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Looks good with:Polygonatum x hybridum