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Hosta
Hosta 'Dark Shadows'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dark Shadows
Hybridized by H. Hansen
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

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:

Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

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Marietta, Georgia

Peoria, Illinois

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.