Red October Hosta

Plant Type: Hosta


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≈