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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Love Pat'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Love Pat
Hybridized by Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Partial to 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:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Intensely Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice, compact, blue hosta. Blooms June-July in my garden.

Positive ifonly On Jul 29, 2008, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

Trouble-free, beautiful older hosta. Very puckered, cupped leaves and pretty flowers.

Great plant!

Positive snapple45 On Sep 23, 2006, snapple45 from Holland, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Good blue, very nice with Hakonechloa mac. 'All Gold'

Neutral jody On Feb 2, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 28". Hybrid from H. Blue Velvet xH. Blue Vision, Aden 1978.

Positive Rotella On Jul 27, 2003, Rotella wrote:

Beautiful blue cupped leaves add interest to the garden. Slug resistant, no problems at all with slugs in the two years since I've planted it.


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

Brookfield, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Springfield, Missouri
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Galena, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Holland, Ohio
Kalama, Washington
Kirkland, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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