Hosta
Hosta 'Minuteman'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Minuteman
Hybridized by Machen
Registered or introduced: 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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

Grows to a very thick clump and is easily divided.