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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Lemon Lime'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Lime
Hybridized by Savory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple
Deep Purple

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive amg52amg On Jun 16, 2006, amg52amg from Davenport, IA wrote:

I love my little lemon-lime hostas. I started with one baby, and now I have about 20 mounds - all from the first one. Mine grow the thickest in morning sun - about an 18" diameter mound. The lemon-limes I planted in full shade stay loosely grouped, with a diameter of about 10". Great for sharing and for brightening a shady spot too small for larger hostas.

Neutral smiln32 On Jul 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Savory - IRA 1977 - AHS-V29B. Old leaves will fade to light green contrasting to newer growth color. Prefers early morning sun to part shade. Flowers sometimes rebloom if the first scapes are cut shortly after first blooming.

Positive Bull70 On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

Light to full shade; border

Positive Wvdaisy On May 8, 2002, Wvdaisy from Buffalo, WV (Zone 7a) wrote:

A tough little plant with narrow wavy leaves. Spreads quickly, easy to divide. A wonderful splash of color wherever you place it in your hosta area, does well potted also. I like it very much.



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

Carmichael, California
Dacula, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Carmel, Indiana
Davenport, Iowa
Flushing, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Albany, Oregon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Flint, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Buffalo, West Virginia
Owen, Wisconsin

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