The Main Plant entry for Hostas (Hosta)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Hostas.

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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Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 2021-06-17
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2013-07-24
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-06-17
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 20, 2015
Seedling From Sum And Substance: Very Large Plant!

Date: 2021-06-20

Date: 2021-06-20
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-05-18
Location: North West New Jersey
Date: 2023-05-10
Sold as Siberian Tiger.
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-06-14

Date: 2021-06-12

Date: 2009-05-31
Location: springfield MO
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-06-15
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-07-18

Date: 2018-09-10
The bloom from start to finish.
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 2021-06-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-15
Location: Table porch in pot 
Date: 2009-06-02
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-06-15
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-05-07
Location: Willow Valley Communities Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2020-05-07

Date: 2023-06-02

Date: 2023-06-18
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: June 2015
Taken at Bruce Smith's Carolina Daylilies.
Location: Indianapolis 
Date: October twenty eighth 2023
Gosta

Date: 2015-06-20

NOID dwarf #4, 6/2021
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-20
Another seed-grown big-leaf variety; I believe it came to me as s
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-03-28
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-06-25
example of slug damage
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-07-18
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2015-06-15
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2023-03-23
Generic NOID hosta to replace the the two 'Guacamole' that died i
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022) [Jeboba's Wonderful Garden Full Of Chipmunkies]
Date: 2022-05-05
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-04-14

NOID #2, 4/2020
Location: Benedict Hosta Hillside, Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-28
Hostas are an underappreciated source of fall color in the garden
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 2021-06-17

NOID #6, 9/2020

Date: 2018-06-30
Location: Local garden in Russellville 
Date: June 25 2022
Shady section of hostas
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-09
Pair of these in two tall planters flanking my front door.

Date: 2021-08-29
Location: springfield MO
Date: 2014-06-22

Date: 2010-06-08
In my brother-in-law's garden, B.C. Canada
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-05-08
Hosta collection in garden setting
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-02
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-07-04
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-04-17
Marmalade on Toast
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-07-17
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2021-06-18
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-07-26
Hosta (Hosta 'Fragrant Queen') shown

NOID Dwarf #4, 4/2022
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: June 10, 2022
Hostas #55 nn; LHB p.206, 33-13, "Commemorates N.T. Host, 1761-18
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Date: 7-28-2003
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2019-06-29
Colored Hulk purchased 2019
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-08-26

NOID #8, 5/2021

Date: 2021-08-29
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-05-18
Location: springfield MO
Date: 2014-06-23

NOID #7, 4/2021
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-09

Date: 2007-06-11
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2015-06-20
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-12-20
Photo by dirtpig
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022) [Jeboba's Wonderful Garden Full Of Chipmunkies]
Date: 2022-05-05
Please ID

NOID #6, 5/2021

NOID #5, 4/2018
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by Seedfork
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05

Date: 2012-10-23
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Date: Spring (March 2021)
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-06-29
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-23
Hostas

Date: 2010-06-08
In my brother-in-law's garden, B.C. Canada
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-08-12
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-06-19
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 6-3-2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-07-08

NOID Dwarf #4, 5/2020
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Opp, AL
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2014-04-23
Hosta, variegated NOID

Date: 2015-06-20

Date: 2015-06-20
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 5-23-2004

Date: 2014-06-10
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-06-15
grow beautifully in pots
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Shade Garden Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-06-20

NOID #11, 7/2019
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-14

NOID #9, 6/2022
Location: Wild patch found in state park in Hocking Hills, OH.
Date: 7-28-2003
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-23
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-05-30
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by Samlav
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2019-06-29
Warwick Petite
Photo by flowersrjen
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-05-26
photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-05-26
photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
cute dwarf
Photo by ge1836
Photo by virginiarose
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2011-05-24
Hosta NOID
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-11-06
Location: my hosta bed
Date: 4-2014
early spring color
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23
Hostas
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-29
Hostas

Date: 2016-07-15
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna
photo credit: Anna reg

NOID #10, 6/2019
Location:  Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-04
Photo by Rose1656

photo credit:  Scott Robinson
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-08-12

NOID #10, 8/2022
Photo by sedumzz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-21-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: September 2009

NOID #3 7/2019
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by sedumzz
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-07-12
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by sedumzz

NOID #3 4/2020

Date: 2014-08-10
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-24
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2015-06-11

Date: 2015-06-20
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2014-04-23
Hosta, NOID
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-20
One of our large-leaved, corrugated hostas - all are grown from s
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-27
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-06-16
and more pots!
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-27

NOID #2, 3/2019
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by gardengus

Date: 2013-08-14
Location: Virginia
Date: 2011
Purchased as 'Island Charm'
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-05-19
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-05-19
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-05-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-05-31

Date: 2013-05-17
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: May 27, 2013
Nice NOID hosta I received as a gift.
Location: York, PA 17402
Date: 08/2016
I wish I knew what the type of hosta this is. it's huge.
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2010-08-01
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-31
Location: my garden

Date: 2014-09-07

Date: 2014-09-07

Date: 2014-09-07

Date: 2014-09-07
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-21
Hosta Seed Pods and Seeds
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-06-28
Photo by virginiarose
Photo by ge1836
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-09

Date: 2009-07-11
Location: Pleasant Gtove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23

Date: 2009-07-11
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-06-01

Date: 2009-07-11
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-06-01

Date: 2009-07-11
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-05-29
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-03-02
This Hosta is suppose to be able to grow in full sunlight

Date: 2016-07-17
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23
Hosta and Aruncus
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-23
Hostas
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-06-24
SunHosta

Date: 2013-05-09

Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-23
Hostas

Date: 2010-06-08
In my brother-in-law's garden, B.C. Canada

NOID #1, 6/2019
Photo by Paul2032
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-06-21

Date: 2014-06-25

photo credit:  Peter Miller
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-08-12
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-06-19
Photo by tarev
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-26

photo credit:  Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Photo by duane456
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-08-12

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-08-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-03-03
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2015-06-20
Photo by virginiarose
Location: my garden, Zone 7A, NC
Date: 2011-05-30
Photo by ge1836
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-27
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 
Date: 2018-06-09

Date: 2009-08-15

Date: 2012-06-07
Mouse Ears......

Date: 2012-06-07

Date: 2013-07-12
Mouse Ears in bloom
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-12-11
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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...

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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
Hosta 'August Moon' ?? by virginiarose May 18, 2023 9:33 AM 4
id by Hamwild Mar 6, 2023 5:12 AM 10

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