Hosta
Hosta 'Island Charm'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Island Charm
Hybridized by Rasmussen-Malloy
Registered or introduced: 1997
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Positive

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

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

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