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PlantFiles: Plantain Lily
Hosta pycnophylla

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: pycnophylla

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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 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:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/32" - 1/16"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Near White

No details have been posted.

Regional...

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

Downers Grove, Illinois
Albion, Pennsylvania
Denton, Texas
Garland, Texas



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