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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Purple Heart'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Heart
Hybridized by Terra Nova Nurseries

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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

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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:
No margin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Eleven On May 25, 2012, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Glossy, spear shaped, lime to medium green leaves with purple red petioles continuing into the midrib of the leaves. Grows to 15 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Leaves 6.5 inches long by 5 inches wide with 7-8 vein pairs. Purple flowers bloom on dark scapes in August/September.

PPAF by Terra Nova Nurseries.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Royal Oak, Michigan



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