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Tattoo Hosta
Hosta 'Tattoo'
Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 10 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Ornamental leaves are gold with light green margin and streaks
Ornamental Features:
Tattoo Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising
above the foliage from early to mid summer. It's attractive small textured
oval leaves remain chartreuse in colour with showy light green
variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally
Hosta 'Tattoo' foliage
Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder
Landscape Attributes:
Tattoo Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its
relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes
active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may
warrant special consideration;
- Insects
Tattoo Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Groundcover
- Border Edging
Plant Characteristics:
Tattoo Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with
a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium
rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and
shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban
pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.