Hosta Tortilla Chip forms sturdy 24"-30" tall & 20"-24" wide, mounds of bright foliage, topped with very scented, lily-like , blooms on 36" scapes in summer. This midsized selection has bright golden-yellow leaves and a smooth texture. Very fragrant very pale lavender almost white flowers appear in August. A good specimen selection to brighten any shady corner. Protect from hot afternoon sun. A brilliant splash of gold foliage for the shaded garden; smaller than 'Fried Bananas', the gold-leaved sport of 'Guacamole'. This plant is not sun tolerant, not slug resistant but is drought tolerant. This is an easy to grow Hosta that makes a wonderful specimen in a single container.
Hosta Tortilla Chip
When should I plant?
You can plant Hostas, pretty-well at any time of year, but it’s best to avoid the winter months with frost and snow.
Where should I plant?
All Hostas enjoy moist soil, in partial shade, whether in the border or a container. In general, though, yellow-leaved cultivars prefer some sun, along with a few Hostas that are tolerant of sunny conditions.
Hostas like fertile soils including heavy clay, improved with garden compost or
Miniature Hostas need good drainage and will do best in soil improved with the addition of grit and garden compost.
You can also plant miniature Hostas successfully in containers.
Hostas in the ground will need watering during dry spells.
Plants in containers need regular watering in summer as they dry out quickly. Plants that dry out will brown along the leaf margins.
Remember best to water early in the morning or later in the day. This avoids damaging the leaves.
Mulch of garden compost or well-rotted manure is all the feeding necessary.
Liquid feed once a month during the growing period using a general-purpose liquid fertiliser
The flower stalks can be left in place until you tidy the plant in late autumn when the leaves naturally die back. Or they can be removed once the flowers fade this saves the plant wasting energy on producing seeds.
Hostas are fully hardy, but the leaves die back in late autumn and remain dormant until springtime. Be careful, leaves emerging in spring can get damaged by frosts.
Other than damage to the leaves from slugs and snails, Hostas tend to be trouble-free if grown in moist soil in some shade. They will not do well in a hot, sunny spot in dry soil. Brown and scorched leaves are common where soils get dry or where there is excessive sun. Remember you can replant in a shadier spot the Hosta will soon recover