The Main Plant entry for Hostas (Hosta)

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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
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-06-14
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Location: My GardensDate: June 20, 2015Seedling From Sum And Substance: Very Large Plant!
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-06-17
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2013-07-24
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2011-05-18
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-06-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-06-15
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2011-07-18
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-06-15
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-06-14
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Date: 2015-06-15
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2015-06-25example of slug damage
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-06-20
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2012-05-08Hosta collection in garden setting
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-26Hosta (Hosta 'Fragrant Queen') shown
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-20Another seed-grown big-leaf variety; I believe it came to me as s
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Location: Shade Garden Pittsford NYDate: 2011-06-20
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-23
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-23Hostas
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Date: 2010-06-08In my brother-in-law's garden, B.C. Canada
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Date: 2010-06-08In my brother-in-law's garden, B.C. Canada
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-06-29
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Date: 2007-06-11Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-06-14
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-09
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Date: 2014-06-10
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Date: 2012-10-23
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-23Hostas
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-29Hostas
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-07-12
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: September 2009
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-23
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Date: 2015-06-11
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Location: Table porch in pot Date: 2009-06-02
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2011-07-18
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-20One of our large-leaved, corrugated hostas - all are grown from s
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Location: western OregonDate: 2015-12-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 4-21-16
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Date: 2018-04-12Unknown cultivar, margins turn white
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-03-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-12
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-08-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-24
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-30
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-05-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-12-11
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2014-04-23Hosta, variegated NOID
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2014-04-23Hosta, NOID
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-05-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-05-24
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Date: 2016-07-15
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Date: 2016-07-17
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:15 PM

"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
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What species is this? 19 (Binomial name please) by NightCrow Jun 11, 2018 7:55 AM 2
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