Hosta 'El Nino'

El Nino Hosta (El Nino Funkia)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Registered as a hybrid of ('Halcyon' x unknown) but appears to be a sport of 'Halcyon'. Attractive blue-green leaves have yellow margins in spring that turn pure white in summer. Lavender flowers appear mid to late summer.


More About Hosta 'El Nino'

  • sport of 'Halcyon'



    • Displays a crisp white margin around its pointed leaves of good substance   Bell-shaped, lavender flowers are produced in midsummer 



Height:

10-15 in

Spread:

18-45 in

Spacing:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Hosta 'El Nino' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Mass Plant
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Edging
  • Fragrant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow
  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer

Flower Color

  • Lavender

Habit

  • Rounded
  • Mounding