Hosta
Hosta 'A Very Good Boy'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Very Good Boy
Hybridized by Elslager
Registered or introduced: 2005
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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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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;... read more