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Hosta 'Minuteman'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Minuteman
Hybridized by Machen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/16" - 1/8"
1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:
Mid
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive LD2 On May 7, 2010, LD2 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Sport of Francee - is a little slower to show itself but really catches the eye.

Positive shallum On Sep 22, 2004, shallum from Oakville
Canada wrote:

Minuteman sets viable seed; at this point, second-year seedlings are almost full size; leaves are plain dark green but otherwise plant resembles parent in habit. Easy to grow and matures quickly.

Positive smiln32 On Jul 30, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows to a very thick clump and is easily divided.

Regional...

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

, (2 reports)
Dothan, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Somers, Connecticut
Bonifay, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Elberfeld, Indiana
Tracy, Iowa
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Bucyrus, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Kirkland, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin
Stoughton, Wisconsin



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