Plantain Lily forms attractive, dense mounds of glossy, bright green leaves, broadly oval. They are elegantly topped in late summer and early fall with large flowers up to 3-4 in. long (7-10 cm), and are considered the most fragrant of all Hostas.
Hosta plantaginea is an erect and spreading, medium hosta which features bright glossy, nearly round, heart-shaped, light yellowish green leaves and very large (3-4" long), waxy, trumpet-shaped, white, heavily fragrant flowers on scapes up to 30". A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown for both its beautiful foliage and its large, fragrant flowers. Flowers are considered among the best in the Hosta genus. Dense foliage crowds out garden weeds. Sometimes commonly called August lily in reference to its late summer bloom time. Genus name honors Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host (1761-1834) and was first established in 1812. Specific epithet means resembling a plantain.