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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Queen Josephine'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen Josephine
Hybridized by Kuk; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

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

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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1 positive
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CarrolltonGardener On May 16, 2010, CarrolltonGardener from Carrollton, TX wrote:

I love this plant. I planted it 2 years ago in the spring. I planted it a bit low in the ground which I will remedy at the end of the growing season but it does very well in a mostly shady area with dappled sun in the afternoon. I water it maybe twice a week. I thought when it died back that first winter I wouldn't see it again but I was happily surprised when it came back the next spring and again this spring. I am going to try and divide it in the fall.

Neutral smiln32 On Jul 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

B. Kuk/Kuk's Forest - 1991. Named as a tribute to Kuk's mother, Josephine.

Neutral Greenwood On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Medium sized mound of creamy yellow margined folage 17" high.


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

Montgomery, Alabama
Bay, Arkansas
Oxford, Connecticut
Bonifay, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Slidell, Louisiana (2 reports)
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Rochester, Minnesota
Florence, Mississippi
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Carrollton, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Marion, Wisconsin

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