Hosta
Hosta 'Sea Thunder'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sea Thunder
Hybridized by Seaver-AHS-Walek
Registered or introduced: 2009
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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)

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

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:

Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Pale Purple

Regional

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

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Marietta, Georgia

Elberfeld, Indiana

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

New Hyde Park, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Shelby, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Garland, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On Nov 18, 2014, virginiarose from Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful low chill hosta, does well in warm climates. Is not bothered by Slugs.

Neutral

On May 29, 2009, Aezarien from Shelby, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Out of the several varieties I have, this one is my least favorite. It's pretty when it first emerges in the spring but come summer it looks scraggly. The only reason I don't get rid of it is because it makes good slug bait to keep them off of the other Hosta.