Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'A Very Good Boy'

bookmark
Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Very Good Boy
Hybridized by E. Elslager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

» View all varieties of Hostas

Plant Size (check one):
Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Eleven On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 2005
Plant: 46 in. (117 cm) diameter, 34 in. (86 cm) high; mound-like; medium.
Leaf: 11 in. (28 cm) long, 11 in. (29 cm) wide; 14 to 15 pairs of veins; blue-green; thin creamy white margin; slightly rippled; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; moderately cupped, deeply corrugated, moderately leathery; nearly round; Cordate base; petiole is glaucous green.
Scape: 40 to 42 in. (102 cm) long; glaucous green.
Flower: 2.1 in. (5.83 cm) long; pale purple striped, translucent edge; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - June 1 to Aug 15; 6/20-7/10-7/19; *codes 3-3-3;
Seed: sets viable seed;green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 7 yrs old; Ann Arbor, MI;
Notable Characteristics: large leathery corrugated blue-green leaves with white backs and flowers
[F-1 seedling of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' unknown]



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America