Hosta 'T-Rex'

"Giant plantain lily"

Hosta 'T-Rex'

1 bare roots — £2.63

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Think big and think Jurassic: Hosta 'T-Rex' will bring the thrill of prehistoric leafy wilderness to the cool, shady areas of your garden with its massive jungle-like leaves. With just one plant establishing to have a spread of up to 2m, and with leaves each spanning more than 30cm, you’ll be able to fill a big gap with lush, fascinating foliage with the minimum of effort. With its colossal, ribbed leaves, the gigantic 'T-Rex' plantain lily may look intimidatingly spectacular, but it’s just as easy to grow as any other hosta. 

Roar-some Hosta 'T-Rex' will take a little time to establish to full size, although you will get a good show of large leaves in the first year too. You can plant around Hosta 'T-Rex' but allow space and ensure low-growing plants won’t be covered by the big leaves. In a partially shaded areas, you could add some colour to the display with some upright plants like Thalictrum, lilies or Astilbe

Each year, hardy, clump forming Hosta 'T-Rex' will grow a little larger until, after a few years, it’s reached its full, giant mature size.

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 'T Rex'

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    1.2-2m

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, yellow, 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 'T-Rex' 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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