Hosta 'Dick Ward' in the Hostas Database

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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
Plant Height: 14-16 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches (90-120 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Other: Nearly round, golden leaves are framed by wide, dark green margins that jet towards the midrib. Mature leaves are heavily corrugated and leathery, making them slug resistant.
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: one child plant

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Date: 2015-06-20
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: Jun 23, 2011 7:18 PMGreat Hosta
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Date: 2013-06-10
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Date: 2015-06-22
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: Jun 23, 2011 7:43 PMDick Ward
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-06Leaf Detail
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-06Fall color
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-06Glorious fall color
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-08-07
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Date: 2014-06-25Mid-summer color
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Date: 2014-09-13
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-08-07Leaves in background belong to other Hostas.
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-08-07
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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Sep 14, 2014 7:22 AM

When established, a mature clump of Hosta Dick Ward is a commanding presence in a shade garden. It makes a large clump. The color is nicely variegated and it changes and brighten as the season progresses. The leaves have good substance and are attractively corrugated. Deserving of a spot in a Hosta Garden.

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