Hosta 'Alex Summers' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: V. Santa Lucia
Year of Registration: 1989

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial 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: This upright growing hosta has blue-green to green leaves with a variable width, chartreuse to creamy yellow margin. Sun tolerant and Slug resistant. Needs morning sun for bright gold margin.
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Many dense, light purple, bell shaped flowers.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: This hosta tries to revert, so remove gold divisions and keep the variegated leaves.
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Named after one of the founding members of the American Hosta Society.
Parentage: sport of: Gold Regal


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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2010-06-24
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Location: Hosta bed in front of garageDate: 2011-05-26'Alex Summers'
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2010-06-24
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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