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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Lonesome Dove'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral virginiarose 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.

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

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

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Portsmouth, Virginia



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