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: 33 inches (84 cm)
Plant Spread: 36 to 48 inches (90-122 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Sport of: Elegans
Child plants: one child plant

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  • Hosta

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Location: North West New Jersey
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: my front yard
Date: 2009-06-12

Date: 2015-06-15
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: Jun 12, 2011 7:05 AM
Great Expectation leaf detail
Location: Pleasant Grove Utah
Date: 2011-07-18
Location: my front yard
Date: 2009-06-12

Date: 2015-06-20
Photo by Stush2019
Photo by ViolaAnn
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2014-05-28
Location: Pleasant Grove Utah
Date: Jun 12, 2011 7:04 AM
Great Expectations...two plants
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-07
Location: Home
Date: 2016-08-11
Location: East garden
Date: June 2015

Date: 2012-05-25
Location: my front yard
Date: 2009-06-12
Great Expectations hosta in center of photo with other hosta and
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-07
Fall Color

Date: 2014-06-07
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: Jun 12, 2011 7:06 AM
Great Expectation...leaf detail

Date: 2015-06-20
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2004-07-14
Location: East border
Date: May 2015
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-27
summer color
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2007-05-25
- Very dramatic creamy markings on a frosty blue background.
Location: my front yard
Date: 2009-06-12
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2018-08-11
Seed pods are always white for this one!

Date: 2012-08-13

Date: 2016-05-17
Location: Home
Location: Home
Photo by weeding

Date: 2012-06-29

Date: 2007-06-11
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-06-02
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Pleasant Grove Utah
Date: Jun 12, 2011 7:02 AM
Great Expectations
Photo by Jessie6162

Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-14
Fall color
Photo by Paul2032
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2013-07-05
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-06-28

Date: 2012-07-04

Date: 2009-05-25

Date: 2012-08-13
Location: East side of house
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: Home

Date: 2013-05-17
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2020-06-20
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-08-20
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2012-06-20
H. 'Great Expectations' leaf

Date: 2014-06-24

Date: 2014-06-24

Date: 2013-06-17

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2012-07-13
Location: Home

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Home

Date: 2013-08-18

Date: 2013-08-18
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2011-06-28
'Great Expectations'

Date: 2012-05-23

Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Home
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2012-05-15
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Date: 2016-06-23
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2012-05-15
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Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-09-28

Date: 2013-05-14
Spring growth

Date: 2016-05-17

Date: 2012-08-13
Location: Home
Date: 2016-08-11
Location: Home
Date: 2016-08-11

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2013-08-10
White seed pods on 'Great Expectations'
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Catmint20906 On June 21, 2015 Transplanted
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SuperHappyCamper On June 9, 2022 Obtained plant
Purchased from Pike's Nursery.
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Great expatiation? by sheryl Nov 4, 2012 4:11 PM 29

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