Hosta 'Dream Queen'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dream Queen
Hybridized by van den Top
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:



Leaf Texture (top):


Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Intensely Blue-Green


Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

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Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:


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Flower Fragrance:

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Does it set seed?:

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Bloom Color:

Pure White

Near White

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska

Marietta, Georgia

Pooler, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Greenfield, Indiana

Valparaiso, Indiana

Sioux Center, Iowa

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan (2 reports)

New Ulm, Minnesota

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Greene, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)

Stow, Ohio

Leesburg, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 29, 2010, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

This is a gorgeous hosta, it seems to like a bit of sun. It's been a slow starter for me but a keeper for sure.


On Aug 5, 2005, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A sport of 'Great Expectations', introduced by Dutch Heuchera and Hosta specialist Jan ven den Top. A fairly large hosta that has round leaves with blue-green margins and a creamy yellow center. Similar to 'Thunderbolt', but distinctive. A beautiful new (as of 2005) hosta.