Hosta
Hosta 'Lovely Loretta'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lovely Loretta
Hybridized by Zilis-Ruh
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Folded

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Caseyville, Illinois

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my all-time favorites. Stands out from the crowd with its vibrant bright green coloration. Looks great with the blue hostas and/or dark green ones.

Neutral

On Jul 23, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Chartreuse leaves 7.5" long, 5" wide. Flower scapes 28". H. Sum and Substance xH. Ginko Craig, M. Zilis/P&J Ruh 2002.