Hosta 'Alligator Shoes' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Herb Benedict/Handy Hatfield/AHS/Walek
Year of Registration: 2009

General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 20 inches tall
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Wedge-shaped frosty blue-green leaves. Mature plants bear a narrow white edge and have a rough crinkly texture.
Flower Color: Other: Pale Lavender, Funnel Shape.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Parentage: Dorothy Benedict x Hosta sieboldiana var. montana

An update on this plant. It's now about 30" in diameter.

Photo gallery:
Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2015-06-21An update on this plant. It's now about 30" in diameter.
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-07-15
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2016-06-06
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Location: Shores of MiservaDate: 6.06.2015Late evening
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-05-05
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Location: Barnes Arboretum, Merion, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-09
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-07-22
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, YorkshireDate: 2017-04-23
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-05-19In the streamside garden
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-07-28
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Hosta Pics by crawgarden Aug 30, 2019 7:29 PM 34
Summer pics 2018 by Rose1656 Aug 22, 2018 8:23 PM 69
What's showing up for Spring? by crawgarden Jul 11, 2018 3:14 PM 45
Hostas from Ottawa - June 16, 2017 by ViolaAnn Jul 12, 2017 8:40 AM 33
What's your favorite hosta that is not well-known? by alwaysbehindMN Jun 22, 2019 2:07 AM 13
Open Garden in Ottawa by ViolaAnn Jun 26, 2016 1:47 PM 6
A few from Ottawa - 2016 pictures now by ViolaAnn Jun 17, 2016 12:54 PM 6
Index to all the "Daily Hostas" by ViolaAnn May 3, 2017 1:25 PM 7
Hosta with variegated foliage by rosebud May 7, 2016 10:08 PM 16
Daily Hosta #7 - 'Alligator Shoes' by ViolaAnn Mar 11, 2017 6:44 AM 1
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
A few from Ottawa, ON in May: A-C by ViolaAnn May 18, 2015 9:23 AM 3
Early June hostas in Ottawa by ViolaAnn Jun 5, 2014 9:17 AM 17
Hostas are popping up in Ottawa too! by ViolaAnn May 26, 2014 4:54 PM 51
Hosta of the year 2016 by profesora Jul 25, 2017 5:05 PM 25
Hosta seeds for Canadian members by ViolaAnn Jan 17, 2014 5:46 PM 1
Late June Hostas in Ottawa by ViolaAnn Jul 17, 2013 7:36 PM 23
Whats blooming in your Hosta Garden? Pictures please! by virginiarose Sep 5, 2013 4:34 PM 100
Which varieties resisted the slugs in your garden? by ViolaAnn Mar 31, 2012 11:45 AM 10

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