Hosta
Hosta 'Bright Lights'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bright Lights
Hybridized by Aden-Klehm Nursery-Zilis-AHS
Registered or introduced: 2010
» View all varieties of Hostas

Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:

Slightly Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

Regional

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

Quincy, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Reading, Massachusetts

Plainwell, Michigan

Plymouth, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Springfield, Missouri

Brick, New Jersey

Sewell, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Kingston, New York

Asheville, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Glover, Vermont

Urbanna, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Marion, Wisconsin

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 5, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Informational comment: Sport of 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' ; Aden/Klehm NR

Positive

On Jul 17, 2006, sandy4 from Reading, MA wrote:

I have had Bright Lights growing in my garden now for three years. The leaves of my plant are dull and waxy appearing in spring but the plant brightens up through the summer. It produces pure white flowers that are very lovely along with nice plump seeds that are viable. Slugs and insects don't seem to bother my plant. It will tolerate a little afternoon sun without burning. Overall I find this plant a nice edition to my garden.