The Main Plant entry for Hostas (Hosta)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Common names
  • Hosta

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Date: 2007-06-11
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-05-30
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-07-12

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-03-03
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:15 PM concerning plant:
    "Hostas are widely cultivated, being particularly useful in the garden as shade-tolerant plants whose striking foliage provides a focal point. Though Hosta plantaginea originates in China, most of the species that provide the modern plants were introduced from Japan to Europe by Philipp Franz von Siebold in the mid-19th century. Newer species have been discovered on the Korean peninsula as well. Hybridization within and among species and cultivars has produced numerous cultivars, with over 3,000 registered and named varieties, and perhaps as many more that are not yet registered with the American Hosta Society. Cultivars with golden- or white-variegated leaves are especially prized. Popular cultivars include 'Francee' (green leaves with white edges), 'Gold Standard' (yellow leaves with green edges, discovered by Pauline Banyai) 'Undulata' (green leaves with white centers), 'June' (blue-green leaves with creamy centers), and 'Sum and Substance' (a huge plant with chartreuse-yellow leaves). Newer, fragrant cultivars such as 'Guacamole' are also popular."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Hosta Elegans? by gardener2005 Oct 21, 2011 2:35 PM 5
Hosta by gardengus Nov 1, 2011 2:03 PM 2
Picture is of a different plant by ViolaAnn May 4, 2014 4:33 PM 9
SunHosta by Seedfork Mar 3, 2015 8:19 AM 2
Regal Gold...???? by Paul2032 Jun 20, 2015 5:25 PM 3
Whirlwind??????? by Paul2032 Jun 24, 2015 12:03 PM 6
Correct id? by robertduval14 May 15, 2016 5:36 PM 0
Not H.Satisfaction by virginiarose Sep 19, 2020 2:02 PM 1
Not Hosta 'Antioch' by NJBob Nov 18, 2020 1:04 PM 2

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