Hosta 'Pandora’s Box'

"Miniature hosta"

Hosta 'Pandora’s Box'

1 bare root — £3.95

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Description

If you are a fan of miniature hostas, Hosta 'Pandora’s Box' is definitely one of the best. It is a clump-forming, dainty hardy perennial hosta, to around 10cm in height. Its dark, grey-green leaves, just 5cm long, have creamy-white central patches. Lighter green streaks appear where the centres touch the margins. In mid-summer, Hosta 'Pandora’s Box' carries pale lavender flowers on pinkish, 45cm tall stems. 

Although Hosta 'Pandora’s Box' may be grown in a bed or border, it is far better to grow it in a container, where you can see it at close quarters—remember, this is a small plant! Hosta 'Pandora’s Box' is frequently chosen to grow in miniature gardens (in sinks, troughs or large pots), where it can be appreciated, and not dwarfed by larger plants. Ideally, choose a spot in dappled shade, or which receives direct sun for just a short period during the day.

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 'Pandora’s Box'®

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green, cream, two-tone

  • 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

  • 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 your Hosta 'Pandora’s Box' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Miniature hosta" 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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