Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit' (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'

Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit' is a large hosta with blue-green edges and a golden center. Thick leaves help deter slugs and hold the foliage color all summer. Very vigorous with lavender flowers in midsummer.

Plantain Lily Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions). Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl. Plant in locations protected from wind.

Height:

20 in

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Spread:

36 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Specimen
Border or Bed
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Foliage Color
Blue
Gold
Green
Great Companion Plants for Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'
Chinese Astilbe Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Visions')
Golden Japanese Spikenard Golden Japanese Spikenard (Aralia cordata 'Sun King')
Ostrich fern Ostrich fern (Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris )
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