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)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Patent Information: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Fast
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Wavy Corrugated
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
On Aug 12, 2008, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This is one hosta I'll never be without. I've been growing 'Royal' for years and has survived our droughts. I have no slugs or snail problems with mine, give it very little water or food and it always rewards me.
I'm surprised to see notes that the blooms are only 'slightly fragrant', mine have a rich lily-like scent that fills my hillside garden each August.
On Apr 21, 2004, PureEnergy from Orlando, FL wrote:
I have been growing Royal Standard Hostas in the full (northern exposure) sun and partial shade for over 10 years in Florida, first in Leesburg (Zone 9a) for over 5 years and in Orlando (Zone 9b) for 5 years. They are wonderfully fragrant, bloom profusely twice a year and I have had blooms as early as March. The only downside is the same problem up north - snails and slugs. They need consistant watering and I baby them but they are worth it.
On Aug 30, 2002, FL_Gator from Dunnellon, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
ROYAL STANDARD is one of very few Hostas that can be grown in Zone 8b Florida. Here, it makes two flushes of bloom, with the second coming as the last flowers of the first flush fade. I have it in filtered shade under a fairly large Redbud Tree, and it has done very well for me.
On May 5, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Royal Standard is a fast growing hosta that can take some sun and has attractive foliage. The plant in the pix shows some sport leaf and RS has many recognize sports. Was introduced in to the mail order trade in1964.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Magnet Cove, Arkansas Oxford, Connecticut Bonifay, Florida Albany, Georgia Aldora, Georgia Cleveland, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Caseyville, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Northbrook, Illinois Washington, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Macy, Indiana Asbury, Iowa Inwood, Iowa Clay Center, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Henderson, Kentucky Zachary, Louisiana Durham, Maine Sumner, Maine Easton, Maryland Adrian, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan (2 reports) South Lyon, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Andover, Minnesota Braham, Minnesota Golden Valley, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Airport Drive, Missouri Glendale, Missouri Lothair, Montana Murray, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska Nelson, New Hampshire Rindge, New Hampshire Cape May Court House, New Jersey East Freehold, New Jersey Airmont, New York Greene, New York Fearrington, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Dublin, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Mill City, Oregon Portland, Oregon Coopersburg, Pennsylvania Glen Mills, Pennsylvania Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania North Augusta, South Carolina Middleton, Tennessee Westmoreland, Tennessee Colmesneil, Texas Magna, Utah Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin