Hosta Great Expectations
Hosta Great Expectations

Hosta Great Expectations

Hosta Great Expectations

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Hostas 3 for 27

Delivery - 12km Radius

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We operate our own delivery service within 12km of the garden centre for €15, for this service we can deliver you any item from Windyridge. 

Outside of this radius we out source couriers, we cannot unfortunately ship a lot of bulkier items such as large pots, composts and many of our more delicate living things. 

An Post Delivery, Seeds & books - €1.50

Standard Parcel via An Post* €6.00

Local Delivery, 12km of Windyridge - €15.00

Pallet Nationwide** - €49.00**This will be automatically added to your cart for BBQ's and larger items

Hosta 'Great Expectations' is a stunning herbaceous perennial highly valued for its striking foliage and adaptability to the Irish climate. It is a popular choice among gardeners in Ireland due to its exceptional beauty and versatility.

Height/Spread: Hosta 'Great Expectations' typically grows to a height of 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters) with a spread of 2-3 feet (60-90 centimeters), making it an ideal choice for adding texture and color to various garden spaces in the Irish climate.

Position: This hosta variety thrives in partially shaded areas, making it well-suited for the Irish climate where sunlight can be limited. It prefers a location that receives morning sunlight or filtered light throughout the day, while being protected from intense midday sun exposure.

Soil: Hosta 'Great Expectations' prefers rich, moist, and well-draining soil. It thrives in soil that is high in organic matter, making it essential for Irish gardeners to amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure to provide optimal growing conditions.

Flowering Season: While Hosta 'Great Expectations' is primarily grown for its foliage, it produces beautiful, lavender-colored flowers in summer. These flowers add an additional touch of charm to the plant, attracting pollinators to the garden.

Uses: Hosta 'Great Expectations' has various uses in Irish gardens. Its large, variegated leaves with blue-green centers and creamy-yellow margins make it an excellent choice for creating focal points, borders, or mass plantings. It is also well-suited for containers and can be used to add texture and color to shady areas or under trees. Additionally, Hosta 'Great Expectations' is suitable for woodland gardens or shaded rock gardens, enhancing the visual appeal of Irish landscapes.

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