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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Sno Cone'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sno Cone
Hybridized by Solberg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Appearance:
Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

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

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral KaylyRed On May 3, 2010, KaylyRed from Watertown, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Sno Cone' (Solberg 2009) is a medium-sized (10" X 24") sport of 'Night Before Christmas.' White center, dark margin, similar to 'Fire and Ice,' although the hybridizer claims it grows well and will not melt out as some white-leafed hostas do. The hybridizer says this hosta is probably tetraploid. Leaves emerge bright white, not yellow, but will sometimes green up a little in late summer, helping it grow. Light lavender flowers appear on white scapes in July. Enjoys morning sun but will also grow well in shade.

First year for this plant in my garden, but it is growing well so far. Substance on this hosta seems to be medium. This will likely never be a well-known hosta since the hybridizer made it only available to hosta and garden clubs, and not to the nursery trade.


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

Watertown, Wisconsin

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