Elegans Hosta (Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elgans’)

Elegans Hosta

The large-scale Elegans Hosta (Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elgans’) brings extraordinary form and color to your landscape with its bold impact and vigorous growth! Elegans Hosta features eye-catching, heart-shaped leaves in a beautiful cool-toned shade of blue-green. Their prominent veins add a bold, sturdy texture!

Long, slender scapes emerge in summer and open into dozens of delicate, scented white flowers. You’ll appreciate their fragrance and pristine style…and pollinators and hummingbirds will enjoy their nectar! You’ll enjoy placing these scented trumpet-shaped flowers on their tall scapes in your bouquets!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, these are cold-hardy and heat-tolerant herbaceous perennial foliage plants with the bonus of scented blooms! Growing to a gorgeous 2-3 feet in height when in bloom and forming cascading mounds 3-4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Gain a sophisticated look in shaded areas with a collection of our expertly grown Hosta. You’ll never regret this genteel design choice! Use several to create the backbone of your planting design. Underplant your flowering ornamental trees with this outstanding shade garden workhorse! You’ll gain an incredible designer look. Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Ferns, Bleeding Hearts, and of course other Hosta!

With Hostas, growing an effective woodland or shade garden won’t be a challenge. They make it easy to create a restful spot to spend an hour devouring your latest summertime beach read. Use this low-care perennial in dappled and understory settings, as facer plants, foundation plantings, or in large garden planters. This giant Hosta offers effortless style for many years, making it a favorite for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

  • Unique Variety – Showy Leaves are Large and Heart-Shaped
  • Corrugated Blue-Toned Foliage Features Silvery Overcast
  • Fragrant White Flowers in Summer
  • Supports Beneficial Pollinators
  • Oversized For A Huge Visual Impact
  • Perfect Groundcover, Sculptural Rounded Accent & Specimens

Tips for Care:

Plant Elegans Hosta where it will get no more than four hours of direct sunlight. These are perennials for partial to full shade. Most Hosta does best with consistent moisture. Get your Elegans established in your soil with a schedule of supplemental water in the first season. After that, this particular variety can tolerate longer dry periods than others. If Elegans Hosta doesn’t get a moderate amount of water, the leaves become more glaucous. This silvery-gray overcast is quite attractive and works to protect the large leaves from drying out.

These herbaceous perennials grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Provide moderate yet consistent moisture throughout the growing season and these appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips to help hold in moisture more consistently and help enrich the soil further. Deadhead after flowers fade, and clean the foliage away from the plant once it dies back in the autumn. Add a layer of mulch over the crown of the plants in the winter.

  • Full Shade/Partial Shade & Performs in Dreaded Dry Shade Once Established
  • Moderate /Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Amazingly Easy-Care with Minimal Maintenance
  • Prune Back Foliage Late Autumn
  • Very Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant

Elegans Hosta (Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elgans’) Details

Common name Elegans Hosta
Botanical name Hosta seiboldiana 'Elgans'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Shade, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Fragrant White