Hosta
Hosta 'Grand Tiara'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grand Tiara
Hybridized by Pollock
Registered or introduced: 1991
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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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Pale Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is not viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Deep Purple

Regional

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Slidell, Louisiana

Plainwell, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Springfield, Missouri

Jamesburg, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Taylorsville, North Carolina

Waxhaw, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 17, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

AKA Hosta nakaiana 'Grand Tiara'

Positive

On May 18, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The best small hosta you can buy. Fantastic color and outstanding form. Makes small round clumps which are to die for. You will love them.