Hosta
Hosta 'Janet'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Janet
Hybridized by OHarra
Registered or introduced: 1981
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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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to 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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Pale Yellow

Yellow

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale 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:

Wilmington, Delaware

Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 1, 2005, margaretx from Houston, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

I understand that Hosta's must have 30 or so days of 30 degree weather to go dormant and refresh. I don't always have that many so I'm thrilled when my hosta return.

I've just purchased this one and am hopeful. I'll let you know next year.

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 25"-32". Shugart/O'Harra 1981.

Positive

On Mar 3, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This hosta must be one of the best smaller-sized yellow cultivars. There is just the narrowest margin of green to set the yellow off.