Botanical Name: Hosta 'Carrie Ann'
Common Name: Carrie Ann Hosta  
Plant photo of: Hosta 'Carrie Ann'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green, White, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Bobbie Schwartz
  • Description

  • Notes

'Carrie Ann' has grey-green leaves with a white edge. It grows about 9 inches tall and 24 inches wide. It has white flowers in August.
Grow in well drained soil in part shade to full shade to dappled light. Some varieties are listed as being suitable for full sun, but in our hot, dry climate, they all benefit from some mid-day sun protection. Ideally, provide a loamy soil, amended with organic material. Remove spent flower scapes after blooming to encourage more flowering and for a tidy appearance. In early spring, remove spent foliage, taking care to watch for new foliage emerging from the crown. Though not thought of as a "water-wise" plant, Hostas do remarkably well in dry part-shade to full-shade conditions, and are frequently the victim of over-watering, succumbing to crown or root rot.