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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Lavender
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Fruit Type*
  • Seedless/No Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Creamy White
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Green
  • Creamy White
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Border Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Rain Garden
  • Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Hosta is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Hosta x 'American Hero'
PP23587 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy American Hero Hosta online. 'American Hero' shows off stiff, upright variegated twisted leaves with wide dark green margins and creamy centers speckled with green. Mounds 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Midsummer has lavender flowers on short spikes lasting 3 to 4 weeks.
  • New Item

Mature Height:

12 Inches

Mature Spread:

24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Hostaceae · Common Name: Hosta / Plantain Lily

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 11144

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(159 units available now - G)

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Customer Testimonials

Always impressed with the packaging and plant quality.

Millersburg, OH
November 2016

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