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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
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: Elliptic
Leaf Appearance: Flat
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
Leaf Texture (top): Dull
Leaf Texture (bottom): Glaucous Bloom
Leaf Substance: 1 (Thick)
Leaf Color: Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Color of Leaf Margin: Medium Blue-Green
Number of Vein Pairs: 9 to 11 12 to 15
Appearance of Margin: Flat/Nearly Flat Slightly Rippled
On Jan 25, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:
I bought this as a young plant from Bowden Hostas in the UK in Spring 2000, planted in its present spot later that year. It has not looked back, and is now a healthy, compact plant which always flowers well, and makes seed. I have several seedlings growing from it, none like the parent but it has produced many shapes, colours and textures. Some light yellow and pointed, some darker and more rounded, it must cross well with the other varieites I have, it will be exciting to see what they turn out like. I would say it is a good 'pod' parent.
On May 26, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is my first year with this variety, but so far it is doing very well. The color is just lovely.
Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 2001.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Auburn, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Tuskegee, Alabama Conway, Arkansas Dell, Arkansas Jonesboro, Arkansas Brookfield, Connecticut Bear, Delaware Augusta, Georgia Druid Hills, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Itasca, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Rock Falls, Illinois Saint Charles, Illinois Schaumburg, Illinois Washington, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Elberfeld, Indiana Galena, Indiana Westfield, Indiana Sioux Center, Iowa Baltimore, Maryland Bridgewater, Massachusetts Haverhill, Massachusetts North Marshfield, Massachusetts Gladwin, Michigan Novi, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports) Omaha, Nebraska Auburn, New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire Burlington, New Jersey Cape May Court House, New Jersey Ramblewood, New Jersey Brooklyn, New York (2 reports) Greene, New York Southold, New York Zena, New York Davidson, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Oxford, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Albany, Oregon Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Springfield, Oregon Churchill, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Friedensburg, Pennsylvania Glenshaw, Pennsylvania Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania Campobello, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Holladay, Tennessee Austin, Texas Flint, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Linden, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia North Springfield, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Artondale, Washington Kalama, Washington South Hill, Washington Lake Delton, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin