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Hosta 'Spilt Milk'

Cupped and lightly corrugated blue-green leaves feature remarkable white spots and streaks giving the appearance of 'Spilled Milk'. A true novelty among Hostas.
Item: HosSpMi

Closed for 2012.


Amazing white streaked and spotted Hosta that has thick slug-resistant foliage and an attractive habit. Blue-green leaves are almost circular, slightly cupped, with moderate to light corrugation. The trademark white streaks and spotting becomes stronger with age and is often not present on younger specimens. Considered one of the most marked conversation-piece among Host collectors.


With thrive best in deep organic soils that are moist yet free-draining. Full early morning sun is appreciated but not necessary. Bright shade is best. Although very shade tolerant, Hosta 'Spilt Milk' may grow very slowly in dense shade.


Plant Size:
You are purchasing Hosta 'Spilt Milk' as a commercial growers plug. Although smaller than the typical mail-order plant pots, the plants are often healthier and better-rooted. We have had great success planting these directly into our gardens. Within a month or two plants are indistiguishable from those that were transplanted at a larger size. The smaller pot size allows us to offer these designer plants at significantly discounted prices and low shipping rates. Plants will appear similar to the illustration.

We typically ship on Mondays (during the spring it sometimes takes a couple of days or more to get out all of our orders). Please notify us if your weather is approaching freezing or if it will be above 85 degrees. We do not recommend shipping or planting Hosta 'Spilt Milk' in these conditions.

We guarentee that your Hosta 'Spilt Milk' will arrive healthy and thrive in your garden. Please contact us immediately if your Hosta 'Spilt Milk' arrives damaged in shipping or if your plant fails to thrive within 90 days. We will gladly issue a full refund or send a replacement. To file a claim, please visit our Contact Us page and fill out the "Order Problem" form.

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Family: Liliaceae
Scientific: Hosta 'Spilt Milk'
Soil: Deep, rich in organic materials, free draining.
Size: One-Two Inch Grower's Plug
USDA Zone: 3-9
Width: 40
Height: 14
Water Requirements: Average to moist. Not soggy.
Sun Requirements: Bright shade or morning sun is ideal. Moderate shade is okay. Dense shade of full sun is bad.


Native Habitat: China
Patent Number: Not Patented
Parentage: Hybrid of Hosta 'Tokudama'
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