Hosta venusta

Plantain Lily

Tips for Homeowners:

Fertilize in the spring if needed.  Apply deterrent if deer are a problem.

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A dwarf mound of green foliage with beautiful violet flowers is perfect for the woodland border.

  • Beautiful violet flowers
  • Dwarf, mounded habit
  • Green leaves with wavy edges

Add a new variety to a hosta collection! You can also plant one type in large quantities as a ground cover, or enjoy hostas as an accent to other neighboring perennials in the woodland garden.

Height: 4-6 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Zone: 3-8
Color: Lavender

Interesting Notes about Plantain Lily:

Hostas are wonderful plants for the shady garden. You can plant them in more sun for more flowers, but in the heat of the summer they will need extra water to keep from getting scorched. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Edging
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Mounding
  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained