Hosta
Hosta 'Lemon Lime'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Lime
Hybridized by Savory
Registered or introduced: 1977
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Plant Size (check one):

Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

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:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Closed/Reflexed

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Deep Purple

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

Light to full shade; border

Positive

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.

Lana