Hosta
Hosta 'Brim Cup'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brim Cup
Hybridized by P. Aden
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full 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:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Meridianville, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Conway, Arkansas

La Puente, California

Foxboro, Massachusetts

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Blue Springs, Missouri

Elba, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

New Richmond, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 27, 2003, amorning1 from Islamorada, FL wrote:

Spock, damage report. Captain...we are sustaining heavy slug damage in the hosta quadraunt, sectors 4-9. Quickly engage the salt tractor beam!

Positive

On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

HEAVY SLUG DAMAGE