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Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber'

Cool as a Cucumber' Plantain Lily

Cool as a Cucumber' Plantain Lily



  • Partial shade
  • Shade


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • July

  • Variegated white and bright green foliage
  • Easy care
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Full shade tolerance
  • Fragrant flowers

Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber' is a spectacular and easy-to-grow perennial plant. Its refreshing bluish-green foliage, summer bloom, ease of care, and longevity make it a must-have decorative element for shaded gardens.

5 Key Features of Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber':

  1. Decorative Foliage: This Hosta variety is distinguished by its heart-shaped foliage in a vibrant bluish-green color, which contrasts beautifully with other plants in your garden.

  2. Vigorous Growth: Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber' is a vigorous plant that spreads rapidly, forming a dense and lush carpet in shaded gardens.

  3. Summer Bloom: In July, charming lavender trumpet-shaped flowers complement the plant's refreshing foliage, adding a touch of delicacy to the composition.

  4. Easy Care: Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber' is an easy-to-grow plant that requires little maintenance. It adapts to a variety of soils and exposures and is resistant to diseases and pests.

  5. Longevity: This Hosta variety is a perennial plant that can live for several decades, offering years of freshness to your garden.

Care Tips:

  • Water the plant regularly, especially during periods of drought, taking care not to drown the soil.
  • Organic mulch around the plant will help conserve soil moisture.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring with a perennial plant fertilizer.
  • Regularly remove wilted or damaged leaves to promote the plant's health.

Plant details


36 - 48 in.
36 - 48 in.
24 - 36 in.



  • Spreading

Flowering colours:

  • White
  • Lavender

Plant needs


  • Moderate and consistent


  • Prune faded flowers after flowering.

Soil requirement:

  • Moist
  • well-drained
  • highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5



  • Shade


  • Hummingbirds


  • Shade garden
  • Flowerbeds
  • Japanese garden
  • Border


  • Toxic to dogs and cats

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