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Belonging to the Hosta genus (Hosta 'Great Expectations'), Great Expectations is a variety of Hosta liberty. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Light pastel purple and   White smoke. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.5 cm (that's 0.2 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Single form. Leaves appear approximately as a   Deep jungle green and   Banana yellow colour.

Large blue green cupped leaves, slightly wavy towards the edge. A central mark of bright yellow or cream

Great Expectations grows as a Perennial and is a Ornamental. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Great Expectations is known for its Clump-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

United Kingdom is believed to be where Great Expectations originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Great Expectations Hosta liberty is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Great Expectations have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Great Expectations

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Partial Sun to shade

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Great Expectations is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Great Expectations from seed

Best by division of established plants or root cuttings in the early spring before growth starts

Try to ensure a gap of at least 3.90 feet (1.20 metres) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Great Expectations

Slow growing, more moisture required than other hostas
Can be used in pots and containers if watered carefully and positioned out of direct sun.

As Great Expectations is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

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