Vulcan Hosta (Hosta ‘Vulcan’)

Vulcan Hosta

Live long and prosper! Introducing the unique variegated Vulcan Hosta (Hosta ‘Vulcan’) that is more along the lines of ‘long-lived and prosperous’! Vulcan features broad, heart-shaped leaves with pure white centers, and is absolutely so vigorous and easy care it’s out of this world! This outstanding and classy Hosta creates a “wow” reaction!

Vulcan has broad, heart-shaped leaves with white streaks and brilliant stripes and streaks, plus prominent white-centered leaves. The contrasting dark green margins have lighter yellow coloring. This medium-sized Hosta adds so a chic splash of brightness to your landscape! Emerging in early spring and forming a fountain-like, mounding habit, Vulcan Hosta spills up and out over the ground beautifully!

Also producing lovely light-lavender flowers on white scapes. Vulcan Hosta typically blooms from mid to late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies will show up to the show for the nectar resource, adding to the elegance! Also known as Vulcan Plantain Lily, Hostas are shade garden standards and every garden seems bare without one!

Planting and Application:

The vigorous growth of Vulcan Hosta makes itself at home in shady, woodland settings and an eye-catcher when planted en masse. The brilliance of the pure white centers and green coloration often works amazingly as a standout specimen plant! Have a shady strip along an east or north-facing part of your home or garage? Plant a colorful row of Vulcan Hosta! Or a row in front of your dappled shade foundation plantings give your curb appeal a bright boost!

Mid-sized, Vulcan is wonderful in containers and planters throughout your shady patio or porch. Perfect spillers and fillers in potted combinations throughout the growing season!

Grow a circlet of green and white around a specimen plant or statement piece in your shade garden to make it stand out! Hosta works wonderfully under trees and large shrubs to hide the bare stems and branches where Hosta makes perfect groundcover, embracing the shade. They grow in shady spots where your grass will not! Plus, no worry about competing roots.

Perfect for shady Asian and Zen-inspired gardens, lending a cool and calming presence to areas for meditation and relaxation. In fact, any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hostas!

Contemporary, formal plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these colorful perennials. Borders look high-style with long rows of Hosta, and so will the edges along beds, driveways, and shady paths. Butterfly gardens and cottage gardens will get a traditional look with the addition of a few of these colorful perennials!

Partnering fantastically with other shade perennials such as Fern or Bleeding Hearts. Or for a real statement piece, create your own Hosta garden for an impressively colorful display. After all, there are about a thousand different varieties of Hosta these days, in all shapes and sizes! Create a sci-fi garden by combining Vulcan with a Captain Kirk Hosta to create a shade garden that’s out of this world!

  • Broad Heart Shaped Leaves with White Centers
  • Bright White Variegated Stripes & Strips
  • Pale Lavender Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Mounding Clump-Forming Growth
  • Great Shade Garden & Edging Plant, Containers & Accents

Tips for Care:

Plant this low-care perennial in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration, but too much sun will burn Hosta foliage, especially in hotter summer climates. Best for full shade in hot summers and part sun/part shade locations everywhere else. Perennial Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. A generous layer of arborist mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Wait until the leaves have been exposed to frost and have turned brown before removing all leaf litter in late fall.

  • Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Moisture Loving Plant
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Prune Late Fall After Frost
  • Extreme Cold Hardiness, Heat Tolerance & Humidity
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

Vulcan exhibits an excellent growth rate, and outstanding garden performance, and gives you a long season of appealing color in a landscape! Brighten your gardenscapes with the brilliance Vulcan Hosta reliably brings year after year!

Vulcan Hosta (Hosta ‘Vulcan’) Details

Common name Vulcan Hosta
Botanical name Hosta 'Vulcan'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 15 - 18 inches
Width 20 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Shade, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Purplish-Pink