General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18-28 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaf is heart shaped.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Seed is viable. Does come true. Reseeds freely.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

Common names
  • Hosta
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hosta ventricosa
  • Synonym: Hosta coerulea

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Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Date: 2022-07-05
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Location: springfield MO
Date: 2008-05-14
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: RHS Harlow Carr gardens, Yorkshire, England UK 
Date: 2020-06-07
Hosta ventricosa

Date: 2010-09-01
Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-07-11
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-04-26
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-06-05

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Wien
Date: 2016-10-16
Location: Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Wien
Date: 2016-10-16

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