January 29, 2020

Classic Act

Hosta 'Undulata Univittata'

Janine Pineo Photo | Hosta 'Undulata Univittata'

Old standbys are just that because of the oomph they can provide. Enter Hosta ‘Undulata Univittata,’ a longtime garden favorite because of its mix of green and cream set on wavy leaves. Seen in the Stonescapes and Watergardens display at the 2012 Bangor’s Garden Show, this hosta is hardy in all of Maine given its Zone 2 ruggedness. Like most hosta, it does best in part to full shade, with the cream becoming more distinctive in the shade. It’s not that tall of a hosta, only about 18 inches tops, but its spread can be twice that. And like most hosta, it can thrive with neglect, if only you clean up the dead leaves before the new growth starts in the spring.