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Hosta
Hosta 'Guardian Angel'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Guardian Angel
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Greenish White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Mid/Late

Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

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:

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Montgomery, Alabama

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Wayland, Massachusetts

Plainwell, Michigan

Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Franklin, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Slow grower, but huge and gorgeous.