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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Grand Tiara'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grand Tiara
Hybridized by Pollock; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

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:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is not viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple
Deep Purple

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

AKA Hosta nakaiana 'Grand Tiara'

Positive kdjoergensen 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.


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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