Hosta Patriot Shrub

Hosta Patriot Shrub

6 reviews
  • Showy flowers & foliage

  • Cold hardy

  • Likes shade

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $24.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Variegated Hosta Featuring Green & White Leaves

This beautifully alluring Hosta Patriot Shrub variety boasts deep green leaves with eccentric, streaky white margins, instantly setting itself apart from any other plant in your landscape!

The Patriot hosta plant is one of the few hostas that is truly tolerant to the heat. It’s a tough plant with relatively large dark green leaves that emerge with pure white edges that seem to almost shine in the shade. Hosta patriot’s flowers are lavender and appear on tall spikes in mid to late summer.

The Patriot Hosta’s foliage remains crisp and variegated, even in the heat and humidity of southern summers!  Perfect for shade gardens, shady areas, and planting sites with little direct sunlight.

It was voted ‘hosta of the year‘ by the American Hosta Growers in 1997 and continues to be one of our favorite plants.


Grows best in full shade to part shade. Can handle minor morning sun though. A planting spot with afternoon shade would be best as it is only slightly sun tolerant. Great as a small shrub in any landscape as it only grows between 1-3 feet tall and wide at mature size. The patriot hosta growth rate is slow to average.

Grow this cold hardy hosta variety across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-9. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Plant in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish a strong root system.

Requires a regular watering schedule and an annual application of slow release fertilizer to keep leaf coloration at its finest. Slugs and snails are common pests of hosta plants. Use slug bait or insecticide to get rid of them.

The pale lavender flowers of the herbaceous perennial will light up any landscape needing a shade loving plant.

Shop the Patriot Hosta for sale.

Check out the Hosta Grow Guide and Are Hostas Edible? Blog for more information on growing these easy shade plants.

Shipping information

Once your Hosta Patriot Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



This low maintenance Hosta does best in full shade to partial sun. It does well with an average, well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. This hardy plant does well in the winter, but spent flower shoots and any damaged leaves should be removed routinely.

The Patriot Hosta should be planted 3-4 feet apart from other plants.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Patriot Hosta, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Hosta 'Patriot'

Full Shade / Partial Sun

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
1-3 ft

Mature Height
1-3 ft

Growing Zones4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Beautiful plants and packaged perfectly.

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The plants arrived well packaged and super healthy. The are growing great!

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