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Hosta
Hosta 'Popcorn'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Popcorn
Hybridized by E.Lachman/T.Schmid
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Garner, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 11, 2013, BoPo from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

A newer variety (?), but purchased online, received a healthy albeit small plant, lived two years and never returned. Other hostas in my yard not only thrive but grow monstrous in my soil in a matter of a few years.

Zone 5, rich black compact soil with clay about 18" deep.

Too bad. Had high hopes for this one.