Bakker Spalding has announced the launch of the first hosta to ever flower yellow, the ‘Miracle Lemony’.
Adrian Nind, managing director, expects the new hosta to be very popular: “This gorgeous variety is the very first to flower yellow – such an exciting development in what is an extremely popular plant.
“Originating in the Orient and brought to Europe in the 1700s, there are over 2,500 cultivars of hosta with a huge variety in leaf shape, size, colour and texture – but this is the first time anyone has been able to offer a variety with yellow flowers.”
As well as flowering in the summer with yellow blooms, the perennial also has decorative leaves with attractive, wavy edges.
Best planted in a spot with light to medium shade, hostas are a great plant for filling in borders or for using as a stand-alone specimen. The plants will fully mature in four to eight years and in spite of their almost tropical look, hostas are robust plants. Once established, they tolerate almost any soil and will grow for years.
For best results with the exclusive yellow-flowering hosta, follow these tips:
• Be sure to plant yellow hostas in an area which receives at least two hours of sun a day to keep them from darkening or losing their colour;
• Yellow hostas draw attention because of their brightness and unique colour, so place them where you want to draw focus;
• Place yellow hostas in front of dark green or blue plants to add more depth to a garden.
They are priced at £9.99 each and can be purchased from: www.spaldingbulb.co.uk/product/hosta-miracle-lemony-