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African Hosta in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Drimiopsis maculata syn. Ledebouria maculata

 

African Hosta

African Hosta is neither African nor a hosta. It is a clump-forming bulb. The leaves are spoon-shaped, rather fleshy, and often speckled with brown when young, bcoming green as they mature. The 6"-12" flower-spikes appear in early Spring. The flowers are small, bell-shaped, and white or greenish-white.

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plant Features
  • African Hosta likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • African Hosta likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • African Hosta is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • African Hosta likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

African Hosta

Latin name

Drimiopsis maculata syn. Ledebouria maculata

type

Flowering bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    African Hosta likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    African Hosta is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    African Hosta likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    African Hosta likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown African Hosta is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Drimiopsis maculata syn. Ledebouria maculata

African Hosta is neither African nor a hosta. It is a clump-forming bulb. The leaves are spoon-shaped, rather fleshy, and often speckled with brown when young, bcoming green as they mature. The 6"-12" flower-spikes appear in early Spring. The flowers are small, bell-shaped, and white or greenish-white.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In early Spring stalks emerge bearing little bell-shaped flowers

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in light shade, in well drained soil. Keep the soil moist. Can be planted into containers in free-draining compost

 

Propagating by division

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Divide the clumps, and replant the divisions into free-draining soil or compost, in a partially shaded site

 
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