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Hosta
Hosta 'Tobacco Road'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tobacco Road
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Yellow

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 8, 2013, alclubb from Flower Mound, TX wrote:

I just ordered a Tobacco Road from an online retailer. I wanted a larger variety for a corner area. It seems to be a slower growing hosta because it has not grown at all since I put it in the garden. Two other varieties that I ordered at the same time have doubled in size, but this one is much slower. It seems to be a nice hosta, but I will have to see how it does over the season and into next year.