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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abba Dabba Do
Hybridized by T. Avent; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

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

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

If I could get the deer to quit eating it, this hosta would probably do a lot better. Why those silly animals eat this one more than the others is beyond me, but it looks like I'm growing celery sticks most of the time. Photosynthesis is not an option for this poor plant. I may never be able to post a photo of it to the PDB. boo hoo

Neutral jody On Jul 13, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 12" long, 6" wide. Flower scapes 35". Semi Upright growth habbit. Sport of H. Sun Power, T. Avent 1998.

Positive Greenwood On May 6, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is a large mound of green centered gold margin foliage. Makes an excellent background plant.

Regional...

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

Bonifay, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
North Easton, Massachusetts
Lowell, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Cookeville, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
Lake Delton, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin



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