Hosta 'Rich Uncle'

Hosta (Large)

Plant Type:


Hosta 'Rich Uncle' - Medium grower. Heavy textured chartreuse seer-suckered leaves are of thick substance and slug resistant. They are rounded, shiny and heart-shaped measuring 10 inches long by 7 inches wide. June / July brings pale lavender tubes on 22 to 23-inch scapes. Green seed pods set viable seed. The original sport from 'Abiqua Rescue' was found in south Salem, NY. Now, imagine 'Rich Uncle' used as an edging along a shaded path or as used as a semi-formal separation between a curvy woodland path backed with Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegata'? I wish I had a generous rich uncle... well, there's always 'Big Daddy'.

More About Hosta 'Rich Uncle'

  • Size Classification: Large


13 in


27 in


Pale Lavender

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Rich Uncle'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring into Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cutting Garden
  • Edging

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches

Please note that if Hosta is purchased in our autumn shipping windows they will arrive cutback and ready for the long winter's nap.