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T-Rex Hosta

Hosta 'T-Rex'

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T-Rex Hosta (Hosta 'T-Rex') at Frisella Nursery

T-Rex Hosta foliage

T-Rex Hosta foliage

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T-Rex Hosta (Hosta 'T-Rex') at Frisella Nursery

T-Rex Hosta flowers

T-Rex Hosta flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  5 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia, T Rex


A gargantuan hosta with gigantic green leaves that are 18" long by 14" wide; they are matt finished and slightly wavy; very impressive in a large space in the garden; tall spikes of near white flowers in early summer

Ornamental Features

T-Rex Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive enormous textured heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

T-Rex Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden 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

T-Rex Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

T-Rex Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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