Hosta 'Jurassic Park'
Hosta 'Jurassic Park'

Hosta 'Jurassic Park'

"Giant plantain lily"

Hosta 'Jurassic Park'

1 bare roots — £3.94

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Description

Here’s a plant which will take your garden back a few million years—it’s huge and lush, leafy and prehistoric-looking Hosta 'Jurassic Park'. Forming a rosette of paddle-sized leaves and growing up to 1.2m tall and wide, this is a beast of a hosta which will fill a fair-sized gap in a shady border with very little fuss. Alternatively, raise this giant monumental hosta up off the ground by giving it a space in a planter or large container of its own. The slightly cloudy coating on those gorgeously ribbed leaves gives Hosta 'Jurassic Park' a pearlescent glow which helps to illuminate the space.   

You can turn a shady corner of the garden into a tranquil space to relax in summer by including a good selection of lush plants like Hosta 'Jurassic Park'. Every year, this hardy hosta will grow back to bring you another long season of impressive, Jurassic-looking greenery. Plant Hosta 'Jurassic Park' with other plantain lilies to add variety, or even shade-loving flowering perennials like Astilbe to introduce colour to your leafy oasis.  This perennial naturally dies back for winter dormancy, then grows back again the following spring. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Jurassic Park'

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    1-1.2m

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled 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

  • 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

Useful information

    • Soak your Hosta 'Jurassic Park' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Giant 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.

    • 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 before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

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

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

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