Definition of plantain lily in US English:

plantain lily


  • another term for hosta
    • ‘Hostas, also known as plantain lilies, need not be confined to being grown exclusively in garden plots.’
    • ‘Hostas, or plantain lilies, are popular because they give color and texture to perennial gardens from mid-spring until mid-fall.’
    • ‘Hostas, of course, love damp: Frances Williams, a plantain lily with attractive, heart-shaped leaves is a good one but just keep in mind how much slugs and snails love Hostas.’