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Holy Mole Hosta

Hosta 'Holy Mole'

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Holy Mole Hosta (Hosta 'Holy Mole') at Bartlett's Farm

Holy Mole Hosta foliage

Holy Mole Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Holy Mole Hosta (Hosta 'Holy Mole') at Bartlett's Farm

Holy Mole Hosta in bloom

Holy Mole Hosta in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


A medium green leaf with chartreuse leaf center that matures to yellow; leaf is rounded, well ribbed and glossy; spikes of white flowers tinted with lavender in mid-summer; an interesting texture for the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Holy Mole Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers with lavender overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain green in color with showy yellow variegation and tinges of chartreuse throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Holy Mole Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Holy Mole Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Holy Mole Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features