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Plantain Lily
Hosta pycnophylla

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

Regional

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

Downers Grove, Illinois

Albion, Pennsylvania

Denton, Texas

Garland, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.