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Funkia: rustic and decorative


The Funkia offers discreet blooms from spring to late summer but this is its foliage who is the most famous.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Funkia
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 20 to 80 cm
Exposure : Partial shade and shade
Ground
: Rather rich

Flowering : May to September -Foliage : Obsolete

  • Funkia is the other name given toHosta

In pots or in the ground, it is easy to maintain and will quickly win you over with its many qualities.

Planting the Funkia

The main thing to know is that Funkias don't like situations that are too hot or too sunny.

  • For Funkias in pots or pots, plant preferably in spring.
    Respect a distance of about 30/40 cm between each plant.
    If necessary, bring an amendment such as manure and algae to your soil and mix it with potting soil.
  • Multiplication by division of the tuft in spring or fall every 3 to 5 years.

Maintenance of the Funkia

The Funkia requires little care.

  • No pruning is necessary.
  • The maintenance is minimal, it is a very easy plant to grow.

Watering the Funkia

The Funkia, being a shade or partial shade plant, prefers cool soils but fears excess humidity.

  • Avoid heavy watering to avoid making the soil too wet.
    Prefer regular but limited watering.
  • Pot, more regular watering in the summer is necessary to keep the soil slightly moist.

Slugs and Funkia:

Slugs are common for funkias because they are known to like foliage and shady corners.

  • The most adequate and rapid treatment is the dispersion of anti-slug granules based on Ferramol.
    The most organic way.

To know about the Funkia

Forming very beautiful oval and multicolored leaves, the Funkia also offers pretty white or sometimes blue-purple flowers.

Of rapid growth, it even has a tendency to spread, making it a very decorative ground cover.
It will also have a very chosen place in a bed or in a planter.

Among the known varieties, we have :

Blue Angel, France Williams, Honeybells, Wide Brim, Golden Tiara, Fire and Ice, Francee, Undulata or Golden Sunburst.

Smart tip about Funkia

Be careful not to plant the Funkia in full sun because it needs coolness in summer.


To read on perennials:

  • Multiply your perennials by dividing the tuft.

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