Hosta 'Great Expectations' in the Hostas Database

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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Growing Hostas from Seed and Watching for SportsGrowing Hostas from Seed and Watching for Sports
January 8, 2013

Growing your own hosta plants from seed can be a fun winter project. All you need is the seed, some soil for seedlings and a little patience. In the summer you can watch for sports on your mature plants.

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Date: 2015-06-15
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: Jun 12, 2011 7:05 AMGreat Expectation leaf detail
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Location: Pleasant Grove UtahDate: Jun 12, 2011 7:04 AMGreat Expectations...two plants
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-07
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: Jun 12, 2011 7:06 AMGreat Expectation...leaf detail
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-07Fall Color
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Location: Pleasant Grove UtahDate: Jun 12, 2011 7:02 AMGreat Expectations
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-07-27summer color
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-14Fall color
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Date: 2007-06-11Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2012-05-15
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2012-05-15
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2012-06-09
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Date: 2013-05-14Spring growth
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Date: 2013-05-17
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Date: 2009-05-25
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Location: Peterborough, ON, CanadaDate: 2015-08-20
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-06-02
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-08-11Seed pods are always white for this one!
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Great expatiation? by sheryl Nov 4, 2012 4:11 PM 29
Is this Hosta Virus X? Or iron deficiency? by SpringGreenThumb Aug 6, 2017 12:27 AM 58
Hostas from Ottawa - June 16, 2017 by ViolaAnn Jul 12, 2017 8:40 AM 33
2017 hosta pics by Rose1656 Jul 19, 2018 8:37 AM 88
Hosta Newbie beginning my journey. by SpringGreenThumb Feb 9, 2018 11:21 PM 539
The Hosta Farm Needs Our Help by RickM Jun 21, 2016 5:26 AM 2
Hosta ID, please by pitimpinai May 24, 2016 10:14 AM 4
Index to all the "Daily Hostas" by ViolaAnn May 3, 2017 1:25 PM 7
Daily Hosta #109 - 'Great Expectations' by ViolaAnn Jun 11, 2017 9:34 PM 21
Can you lose hostas overwinter? by Polymerous Mar 24, 2016 2:45 PM 3
What is your favorite Large hosta? by hostasmore Aug 1, 2016 3:40 PM 61
Hostas - 2015 - Photos and Chat by Cookies4kids Sep 7, 2015 10:03 PM 130
And yet more from Ottawa, ON in May: G-L by ViolaAnn May 22, 2015 9:49 PM 6
Wish it weren't so by Paul2032 May 28, 2015 6:52 AM 43
Sun tolerant hosta by Frillylily Feb 13, 2015 6:38 PM 7
Hosta 'Key Lime Pie'? by treehugger Jul 17, 2014 1:26 PM 14
Early June hostas in Ottawa by ViolaAnn Jun 5, 2014 9:17 AM 17
Hosta Gardens 2014 by springcolor Jul 16, 2014 7:50 AM 68
Hostas in My Utah Garden........ by Paul2032 Jun 16, 2016 1:26 PM 40
Hostas are popping up in Ottawa too! by ViolaAnn May 26, 2014 4:54 PM 51
Hostas popping up by TaStahl May 24, 2014 8:36 AM 44

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