Monday, March 12, 2012

Hosta of the Day - 'Heat Wave'

Wow!  I still am in awe of this warm spring weather we are having here in March.  Spent the whole day outside cutting down old flower stalks, refilling bird feeders, and fixing my ladder planter.  It's a great time to introduce hosta 'Heat Wave'!  'Heat Wave' is a sport of hosta 'Bright Lights'.  If any of you have 'Bright Lights' you know it is a fairly slow growing hosta.  'Heat Wave' is brighter in color and faster growing compared to 'Bright Lights'.  'Heat Wave' also has thick leathery leaves (which make it more resistant to slugs) that are chartreuse with a wide green/blue border.  Pair it with hostas with white coloring in them or solid green.

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