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: 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
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Medium
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Wavy
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
Leaf Texture (top): Slightly Shiny
Leaf Texture (bottom): Glaucous Bloom
Leaf Substance: 1 (Thick)
Leaf Color: Dark Green
Color of Leaf Margin: Pale Yellow Yellow Creamy White
On Jun 22, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:
Just received this hosta from my sister-in-law in the St Louis, MO area. Had no idea that it could get so huge. I may have to change my mind as to where I have it planted. Sounds like it should be a focal point.
This is one huge showy hosta! I have mine in lots of sun and it is enormous. It is slug resistant. Planted in heavy clay soil (not the best) and I don't water it often in the summer and it just thrives. Every hosta lover should have this one. Fast grower, mine is 3 years old and has over 75 leaves that are over a foot long. Beautiful sage green color with cream margins. I love the thick leaves and it's upright shape. Very cold hardy.
It's a real winner!
On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
'Sagae' forms a large, semi-upright mound about 31" high by 70" wide (or slightly larger). Leaves average 13" long by 10.25" wide. The 1/4" to 3/4" margin changes from yellow to creamy yellow or creamy white during the growing season. In deep shade the margins will remain yellow but will turn creamy white with merely 2-3 hours of bright light per day while the center stays a dark green. There can be gray-green streaks at the junction of the margin and center; shiny top surface of leaves with a moderate underside bloom. The blade is ovate, almost triangular, with a deeply lobed base and five or more distinct waves per margin. Little or no corrugation and a thick substance with 13 vein pairs.
Pale lavendar flowers on 38" to 50" scapes appear in mid-July into August. Scapes are very thick and covered with a thick, grayish bloom, 48 flowers in the top 12" of each scape. Prolific seed pod formation.
On Aug 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Makes vase shaped mound and a great focal point in the shade garden. Scapes are tall, 35"-50" and can flop though. Margin is lighter with more sun/brighter light.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Mentone, Alabama Brookfield, Connecticut Monroe, Connecticut Norwich, Connecticut Old Lyme, Connecticut Westport, Connecticut Augusta, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Cherry Valley, Illinois Itasca, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Naperville, Illinois Rockford, Illinois Washington, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Elberfeld, Indiana Galena, Indiana Granger, Indiana Keomah Village, Iowa Tracy, Iowa Fairway, Kansas Darnestown, Maryland Hemlock, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan (2 reports) Royal Oak, Michigan Frazee, Minnesota Stewart, Minnesota Manchester, Missouri Mayview, Missouri University City, Missouri Imperial, Nebraska Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Society Hill, New Jersey Greene, New York Southold, New York Fearrington, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Glouster, Ohio North Canton, Ohio Tallmadge, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Salem, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Summerville, South Carolina Chantilly, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Kalama, Washington South Hill, Washington Eau Claire, Wisconsin Genoa City, Wisconsin Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Owen, Wisconsin