Hosta, Funkia
Hosta lancifolia

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: lancifolia (lan-sih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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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

Full Shade

Other details:

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Seed Collecting:

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Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

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Leaf Appearance:

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Degree to which the appearance is present:

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Leaf Texture (top):

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Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

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Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:

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Flower Shape:

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Flower Fragrance:

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Does it set seed?:

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Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

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Midlothian, Illinois

Portland, Indiana

Sioux Center, Iowa

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Staten Island, New York

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 4, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

"Hosta lancifolia" is a synonym for "Hosta 'lancifolia' ". See the Plantfiles entry for the latter for more information.

This is not a species, but an ancient Japanese garden hybrid.

Positive

On May 28, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I'm rather surprised to see that this is pretty much underused - Hosta lancifolia is one of the most common hosta for me - it multiply like crazy so I have a lot of them - they are easily Id by their lance shaped plain green leaves and they bloom late in the year even thought they comes up earlier than most other hostas.