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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Moerheim'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Moerheim

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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

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is not viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive smiln32 On May 26, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Gorgeous plant, but not the fastest one out of dormancy. It grows well, sending up new eyes each year and even does well when the kids stomp the fool out of it. :)

Neutral Greenwood On May 15, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Most expert hosta people claim this is H-ANTIOCH name used in Netherlands under the name MOERHEIM (The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid). I find it a slow growing easy to care for plant.

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Bonifay, Florida
Machesney Park, Illinois
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Linden, Virginia



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