The Hosta 'Night Before Christmas' is a captivating visual treat with its dark green leaves that are adorned with creamy-white centers that transition to a pristine white by midsummer. This award-winning variety is distinguished by its broader leaf margins and enhanced leaf thickness compared to its predecessor ‘White Christmas’. Its beauty is further accentuated when it unveils tubular, pale lavender flowers on 34-inch scapes from mid to late summer. This clump-forming hosta not only boasts a mesmerizing foliage contrast but also creates a vibrant spectacle with its blossoms, making it an ideal addition to any garden ensemble. Night Before Christmas is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.
Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily
Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris
Hosta Plant Care Instructions: During the early part of the season, the soil should be kept constantly moist. As the summer heat sets in, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, once frost has turned the foliage brown, cut it back to the ground. To ensure vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the roots every 3-5 years. Late fall or early spring are the best times for this task.