Hosta
Hosta 'Love Pat'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Love Pat
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1978
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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)

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:

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:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

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:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Positive

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

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

Great plant!

Positive

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

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

Neutral

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

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.