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Hosta 'A Dog of Flanders'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Dog of Flanders
Hybridized by Philips
Registered or introduced: 2010
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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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):


Leaf Texture (bottom):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: H. Philips (ONIR) 2010
Plant: 35 in. (89 cm) diameter, 12 in. (30 cm) high; mound-like; fast.
Leaf: 11 in. (27 cm) long, 4 in. (11 cm) wide; 10 pairs of veins; medium green; slightly rippled; dull on top; very shiny underneath; lance; tapered base; petiole is brownish-red.
Scape: 27.6 to 35.4 in. (70 cm) long;
Flower: 2.2 in. (6.09 cm) long; striped; tubular;
Seed: sets viable seed;dark green, brown dots seed pod;
Clump History: the original seedling; 5 yrs old; Brasschaat, Belgium;
[H. 'Katsuragawa Beni' unknown]