Hosta 'Tropical Storm' in the Hostas Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6-10 in. tall (small)
Plant Spread: 15-18 in. (38-45cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Heart-shaped, puckered leaves of good substance emerge green with a light green margin, but then quickly develop wide, brilliant yellow-gold margins which remain all season. Fast growing slug resistant hosta.
Flower Color: Other: Medium Lavender bell shaped flowers.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon


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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Jun 27, 2013 12:03 PM

Introduced in 2007 by Amy Bergeron, Tropical Storm is a sport of award-winning Rainforest Sunrise, which in turn is a sport of Maui Buttercup, which in turn is a hybrid of August Moon X Francis Williams. It has heart-shaped leaves of good substance which are a rich green, broadly banded with a contrasting yellow border. Slug resistant. A good grower. Medium small.

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