Hosta
Hosta 'Shade Fanfare'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shade Fanfare
Hybridized by P. Aden
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 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

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Yellow

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Lac Du Bonnet,

Lithonia, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Newburgh, Indiana

Henderson, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Springfield, Missouri

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 7, 2010, LD2 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Had this planted in nearly full shade last year and almost lost it. Moved it to where it can get partial sun and is now doing much better so far.

Neutral

On Apr 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Aden 1982 - Stable form of H. 'Flamboyant'.

Positive

On May 18, 2003, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

This is an excellent plant for the shade or partial shade. It makes a very showy plant and requires little care other than water when needed. It is a good border plant and easily divisible assuring you of a neat source of plants for yourself and to share with others. The white margin on the leaves looks especially good in the shade.

Neutral

On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are pale lavender on 24"-36" scapes.