- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
Pearl Lake is a small-medium hosta that grows in a dense mound to 15\ tall and to 36\" wide. It is believed to be a hybrid of H. nakaiana. Heart-shaped, blue-green leaves (to 5\" long and 4\" wide) have slightly undulate edges and a mucronate tip. Funnel-shaped, lavender flowers (each to 2 3/4\" long) bloom in late spring to early summer in racemes atop upright, narrow, greenish-white scapes rising to 32\" tall. Prior to bloom, the spherical buds on the flower scapes reportedly resemble pearls, hence the cultivar name. Piedmont Gardens 1982."
- Part shade to full shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Plants are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Plants perform best in rich, moist, organic soils. Plants need consistent moisture during the growing season. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl.
Size and growth:
- 1.5 to 2.5 feet
- 1.5 to 3.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - July
Lavender, Showy flowers, and Humming birds
Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta is an excellent selection for use as a ground cover or edger. It is effective in groups or massed. It can be mixed with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens. Effective in large containers.
Slugs and snails are attracted to the foliage, chewing jagged holes in the leaves, and if left unchecked, can cause serious damage over a fairly short period of time. Leaf spots and crown rot are less frequent problems. Otherwise, hostas are virtually pest-free and are considered ideal low-maintenance garden perennials. Leaves, particularly of exposed plants, can be severely damaged by hail storms.