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Hosta 'Red October'

Plant Type: Hostas

This is a small to medium hosta that typically grows in an arching mound to 10" tall and spreads over time to as much as 28" wide. Lanceolate, dark green leaves (to 8" long and 3.5" wide) with acute tips and open bases are silvery-white beneath. Leaf petioles are heavily speckled with red which bleeds into the leaf bases. Funnel-shaped lavender flowers in dense racemes appear in late summer on leafy, burgundy scapes rising above the foliage mound to 24"


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Red stems w/ lavender blooms

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18-24 in

Good Companions

Plant Height

18-21 in

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist, rich, and organic is best

Characteristics & Attributes


Low maintenance

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance


Part to full shade

Growth Rate

Medium, mound-like

Seasonal Interests

All summer