Hosta
Hosta 'Blazing Saddles'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blazing Saddles
Hybridized by Avent
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Seed is rarely viable

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Greenville, Indiana

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Central Valley, New York

Greene, New York

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 20, 2013, CrowMeris from Greene, NY wrote:

Very nice hosta. Much wider than tall (45" across, 18" high). The scapes reach up a little over two feet. The creamy-white leaf margins are irregular and slightly wider toward the stem end.

It seems to be less susceptible to slug damage than the average hosta. Slow but steady grower.