Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Green, Yellow
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Bloom Season Summer
Bloom Size 35 inches Wide

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Landscaping, Shaded Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Shade Tolerant

About Orange Marmalade - Hosta Roots


Seed Type Root
Also known as Plantain Lily

Add some bold color to your shady spots! Orange Marmalade hostas are real head-turners. Plant them in the fall, and in the spring you'll start to see their leaves form, in a beautiful blue-green color. Come summer, the real show begins as the leaf centers turn an intense golden orange. Over time, the color fades to a beautiful creamy white. In July, you'll get another treat as the bell-shaped lavender blooms appear, growing up to 24 inches high! Hostas are so versatile and easy to grow; they are great in containers and as groundcover and edging. Just make sure you keep an eye out for snails and slugs. Good news: their blooms are pollinators, so be on the lookout for happy bees!

Planting Information

Planting Orange Marmalade - Hosta Roots

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Shade, Partial Shade
Planting Depth Top of Root Should Be No More Than 1 inches Below Soil
Plant Height 12 to 20 inches tall; 35 inches wide
Plant Spacing 12 to 18 inches apart
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size No. 1
View our Hosta Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
10 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 5 Sq. Ft
2 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 1 Sq. Ft
4 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 2 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Orange Marmalade - Hosta Roots

Aesthetic or Culinary