DESCRIPTION: A gargantuan hosta with gigantic green leaves that are 18" long by 14" wide; they are matte finished and slightly wavy; very impressive in a large space in the garden;...
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DESCRIPTION: A gargantuan hosta with gigantic green leaves that are 18" long by 14" wide; they are matte finished and slightly wavy; very impressive in a large space in the garden; tall spikes of near white flowers in early summer

BOTANICAL NAME: Hosta x 'T-Rex'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 80 cm
AVERAGE SPREAD: 80 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Matte-green maturing to a dusky blue-green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

T-Rex Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive enormous textured heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in colour throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

T-Rex Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

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:

  • Insects

T-Rex Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

T-Rex Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 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.

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