Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'
Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'
Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'
Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'

Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde'

1 bare root — £9.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
You can expect your order in February/March 2025

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
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Description

What can we say about Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde', other than it is one of the most eye-catching and stunning of hostas! It forms a sturdy, medium-sized mound of yellow foliage, around 30-40cm high. And it’s this foliage that gives all the drama. The leaves are pointed, slightly crumpled, and are some of the brightest and most vibrant yellows you will ever see in plant foliage. These leaves are held on beautiful red stems. In early and mid-summer, the foliage is topped with lavender, lily-shaped flowers on arching stems.  

Most hostas enjoy growing in partial shade, and here, yellow plantain lily 'Lipstick Blonde' will give your darkest corners of the garden a vivid pop of colour. However, unlike most hostas, if you plant this one in a place that receives around six hours of sunlight a day, you will bring out the very best of the vivid yellow leaf colouring. Because of its shape and size, the best effect is created if you plant three, five, or more plants together. Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde' is great for planting in mixed patio containers, too.

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 'Lipstick Blonde'

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Yellow, red stems

  • 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

Useful information

    • Soak the Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde' 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 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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