Hosta
Hosta 'American Hero'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: American Hero
Hybridized by Walters Gardens-Hansen
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

2" - 2 1/2"

3" - 3 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.