Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'
Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'
Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'
Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'
Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'
Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'

Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Captain's Adventure'

1 bare root — £6.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2024
You can expect your order in February/March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

Love foliage plants? There's a world of leafy delights to discover, and Hosta 'Captain's Adventure' is one great example. This shade-loving plant treasure livens up a dull space all summer long with glowing colour, lush texture and intriguing details to admire up close. Each leaf of this 'Captain's Adventure' plantain lily is slicked with an artistic design of flame patterns in shades of pale, mid and dark green. The leaves are jazzy enough to make a big impact on their own, but this generous plant offers extra interest in mid-summer with a profusion of pretty mauve blooms to top it all off. 

Find a sheltered, shaded spot with rich soil for Hosta 'Captain's Adventure' and this hardy perennial will settle in well, growing back each year with a fresh patch of gorgeous greenery. This variety grows to around 40cm tall and wide. Like most plantain lilies, Hosta 'Captain's Adventure' is quick to establish and soon fills a fair space in a border. Hostas are also great for urban courtyards, container gardens and north-facing areas, happily thriving in pots and loving the lower light levels. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Captain's Adventure' (v)

  • Flower colour

    Pale purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, green, cream

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Soak the Hosta 'Captain's Adventure' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Plantain lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2024
    You can expect your order in February/March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in March/April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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