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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Island Charm'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Island Charm

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Plant Size (check one):
Dwarf (leaf < 2.0 square inches, plant < 4 tall)
Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Wavy
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Pale Yellow
Yellow
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/64" - 1/32"
1/32" - 1/16"
1/16" - 1/8"
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"
1/2" - 1"
1" - 1 1/2"
1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive RosemaryK On Oct 21, 2014, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I am planting some to create contrast with a dwarf Norway Spruce.

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 1, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This hosta adds a bright note to the shade garden. It's lime green leaves are a great companion to darker colored hostas.

Neutral jody On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 18". Sport of H. Flamboyant, Rasmssen/Malloy 1997.

Regional...

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

Oxford, Connecticut
Hampton, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Detroit, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Coshocton, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia
Owen, Wisconsin



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