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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Oshima Silk'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oshima Silk
Hybridized by T. Shimizu; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
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Other details:
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Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

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

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral DaylilySLP On Apr 23, 2013, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

The round smooth leaves have a rippled narrow white margin which gracefullyt surrounds the green center.
Leaf backs are tinted white.
It is named after the tiny Japanese Island where the specie hosta pycnophylla is native.
It is truly an elegant hosta and limited.



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