Hosta
Hosta 'Cheatin Heart'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cheatin Heart
Hybridized by Zumbar
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Plant Size (check one):

Dwarf (leaf < 2.0 square inches, plant < 4 tall)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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

Partial to Full Shade

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:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Folded

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Caseyville, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Underwood, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 17, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Gosh, the slugs seem to go for this one in my garden. Perhaps I should place it in an elevated pot.

Neutral

On Jan 14, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 7"-10". Zumbar 1995

Positive

On Aug 1, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful lime green leaves...gets even lighter with more sun. Easy to divide, too.