Hosta (Hosta clausa) in the Hostas Database

Botanical names:
Hosta clausa Accepted
Hosta clausa var. normalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 19 inches tall.
Plant Spread: 36 to 48 inches
Leaves: Other: Elliptic, Wavy, Slightly shiny, Slightly Rippled, Medium green or Dark green leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Numerous bright purple buds that never open. Closed flower shape.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: It does not set seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: rhizomes

'clausa' haws intensely purple buds that never open.

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Date: 2018-09-03
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-08-12
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Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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Posted by ViolaAnn (Ottawa, ON Canada - Zone 5a) on Nov 20, 2011 10:02 PM

clausa is highly rhizomatous and can become invasive in the right conditions. Grow it where nothing else likes to grow!

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