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Hosta 'Twilight'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Twilight
Additional cultivar information:(PP14040)
Hybridized by Van Eijk-bos/Van Erven
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Plant Size (check one):

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


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:



Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):


Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Medium Lavender


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


Anniston, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Jacksonville, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Brookfield, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Davenport, Iowa

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Tecumseh, Michigan

Wyandotte, Michigan

Fountain, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Chantilly, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Urbanna, Virginia

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Watertown, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice, compact hosta. Blooms in July in my garden.


On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #14040 - Expiry Date: 10/14/2017


On Sep 13, 2008, gardenlady123 from Plainwell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice hosta. Slow grower. Nice colors


On Sep 3, 2003, suase from montreal
Canada wrote:

I have had two of this variety since summer 2002. One of my 'Twilight' plants has given me seeds. It was my first hosta to put out seeds, which makes it pretty special.


On May 26, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is such a sweet, pretty hosta. It has dark green leaves edged with a very wide light yellow margin. Reported to possibly be a tetraploid of a 'Fortunei Aureomarginata' mutation. Blooms are light lavender in mid-summer atop a 3' wide clump.