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    Night Before Christmas

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    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bulb

    ☀️ Light Required: Shade / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 16-18"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Aug
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 24-30"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-3
    Night Before Christmas

    About Night Before Christmas

    Add a touch of Christmas magic to your garden with the Hosta Night Before Christmas! This beautiful perennial boasts stunning dark green leaves with white edges, creating a striking contrast that will make it the focal point of any garden bed or container.

    • Large, glossy dark olive green leaves with a creamy white center
    • White edges that are sure to catch the eye
    • Perfect for shady areas of the garden
    • Low maintenance and easy to care for
    • 1.25 to 1.5 ft. tall stems and 2.5 to 3 ft. wide
    • Has pale, lavender flowers

    How to care for About Night Before Christmas

    • Simply plant it in well-drained soil in a shady area of your garden. 
    • Water regularly to keep the soil moist and fertilize once a month during the growing season. 
    • With minimal care, you'll be able to enjoy the beauty of this plant for years to come.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Night Before Christmas Hostas are a popular shade-loving perennial known for their striking variegated foliage. To grow and care for these plants, select a location with partial to full shade and well-draining soil. Amend the planting area with organic matter to improve soil texture and fertility.

    Space the plants about 2-3 feet apart, as they can grow up to 3 feet wide. Water the hostas regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support healthy growth. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds. In colder climates, add extra mulch for winter protection.

    The best time to plant Night Before Christmas Hostas is in the spring or early fall. Spring planting allows the plants to establish their root systems before the hot summer months, while early fall planting ensures they have time to settle in before winter.

    If planting in the fall, do so at least 4-6 weeks before the first hard frost to give the hostas enough time to become established.

    Night Before Christmas Hostas typically produce flowers during the summer months, usually from June to August. The plant produces lavender to white, bell-shaped flowers on tall stems that rise above the foliage.

    While the flowers are attractive, most gardeners grow hostas primarily for their stunning foliage. To encourage more vigorous leaf growth, some gardeners choose to remove the flower stalks before they fully develop.

    Night Before Christmas Hostas can tolerate a range of light conditions, from partial to full shade. While they can handle some morning sun, they generally perform best in areas with dappled sunlight or consistent shade throughout the day.

    Too much direct sunlight can cause the variegated leaves to scorch, fade, or lose their distinct coloration. In hotter climates, it is particularly essential to protect hostas from the intense afternoon sun.

    Hostas, including the Night Before Christmas variety, are toxic to dogs and cats if ingested. The plants contain saponins, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain in pets.

    If you suspect your pet has ingested hosta leaves or any part of the plant, contact your veterinarian immediately. To prevent accidental ingestion, consider planting hostas in areas where pets do not have access or choose pet-friendly plants for your garden.

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