from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See plantain lily.
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- n. Any of several herbaceous Asiatic plants of the genus Hosta: a plantain lily.
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- n. robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae
Daylilies are sunlovers, but The Green Man incorporates daylilies into shade gardens, too, as the lush, green draping foliage is a fine foil for shade-loving plants such as hosta, astilbe, and Solomon's seal as well as producing some blooms here and there.
Certain perennials such as hosta, astilbe, cimicifuga, kirengeshoma and Japanese anemones are particularly susceptible to frost and freeze damage once they begin growing.
Unlike its cousin, the Canna with its big bold flowers and large tall leaves, the Calla lily is quite subdued nestled among other favorite understory plantings such as hosta, coral bell and the exceptional annual-impatient.
The light was low and filtering through the flowers, soft breezes were blowing, and the air was heavy with the scent of hosta blossoms - it's no wonder that I fell in love.
True, there are certain races where even a blue-leafed hosta plant would be able to discern the superiority of a Joe Sestak to an avaricious toad like Pat Toomey.
There is, as always, a big bare spot on the hill out front where something (hosta?) died over the winter.
Could I encourage someone to plant bluebells near a lime-leaved hosta?
Large, round hosta leaves with Hakeonechloa Japanese Forest Grass (2009 Perennial Plant of the Year!) spilling out from under offers a wonderful contast.
This bed is an oldie but a goodie — the big old hosta bed on the east side of the house/gift shop.
The same goes for roses, day lilies and hollyhocks—hasta la vista, baby or perhaps, in this case, hosta la vista.
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