Go Back Rhino Hide

Hosta 'Rhino Hide'
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Plant Type: Hostas

You have to feel it to believe it! “The texture and substance of the leaves remind you of a rhino’s hide—thick and unusual” is how it was described in the AHS Hosta Journal (vol. 39 No.1 “Slugs and Substance”). Slugs can’t touch ‘Rhino Hide’!

Leaves of extremely thick substance have wide, blue margins and a narrow, light green center that brightens to yellow. They are cupped and puckered, forming a medium to large sized clump in the landscape. White flowers top the scapes in early to midsummer.

This durable hosta exhibits greater sun tolerance than many other hostas, though partial shade is still best.


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Flower Color


Foliage Color

Light green with blue margins

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

early to mid summer

Critter Resistance



Growth Rate

slow to medium

Seasonal Interests