Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lonesome Dove
Additional cultivar information:(PP17294, aka Blue Moon Hybrid)
Hybridized by H. Hansen
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 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:

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:

Patented

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Pure White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Slightly Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

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

Portsmouth, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2011, virginiarose from Southeast, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This really is a beautiful Hosta but does not seem to like any sun at all.

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On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #17294 - Expiry Date: 10/06/2025