Fragrant Bouquet Hosta (Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’)
Fragrant Bouquet Hosta
Fragrant Bouquet Hosta (Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’) packs a double-whammy! First this perennial unfurls its strikingly colored apple green with creamy white-edged leaves in the spring, growing fast and vigorous to fill your landscape in a hurry!
It follows up that stunning performance by shooting up highly scented cream-colored flowers in late summer. Talk about a conversation piece! Not only will butterflies flutter by, but you’ll find Hummingbirds love the large tubular flowers also, so you can be sure of plenty of feathered visitors to your garden.
Given the correct care, this Hosta will reward you with beautiful sparkling foliage all summer and into fall. When the flowers spike and perfume your shady nook, you’ll wonder why you’ve never planted these lovely Hostas before! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, these plants grow 20-36 inches tall when in bloom and spread nearly 3 feet wide!
These scented flowering perennials look great and smell great so they are wonderful for use around shaded or covered patios and seating areas. The flowers perfume your bouquets indoors too! Add these as a vivid focal point to your cut flower gardens and Pollinator borders!
Try planting on the north side of your house as a foundation plant where the sun can be a little scarcer. You can also use it as filler underneath the canopies of your gorgeous fully grown shade trees. Wonderful skirting to large trees or garden structures, and facer plants to shrubs or trees that have leggy bare stems.
Shade and woodland gardens are perfect for these plants! Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Astilbe, Bleeding Hearts, and of course other Hosta! There’s a dizzying array of Hosta colors, sizes, and forms for you to create a unique planting.
A few hours of morning sunlight will bring out the best color in Fragrant Bouquet Hosta, but it will thrive in a fully shaded spot in the hottest of its favored growing zones. It loves humus-rich soil and is a great woodland planting, but it shines if you put it in a well-drained container by your patio, too! Divide the plants in early spring as needed. Fragrant Hosta loves moist soil but you’ll find that sometimes its leaves can act like an umbrella leaving the roots just as dry after an overhead watering as before. Instead, lift its leaves and give it a soak directly under.
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.
|Common name||Fragrant Bouquet Hosta|
|Botanical name||Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'|
|Height||20 - 36 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|
|Flower color||Fragrant White|