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 

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10-15 in


18-45 in


1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Hosta 'El Nino' Characteristics


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


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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium
  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

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

Flower Color

  • Lavender


  • Rounded
  • Mounding