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Hosta 'Stiletto'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Stiletto
Hybridized by Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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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 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
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:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Lance

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny
Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny
Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:
Yellow
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/16" - 1/8"
1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple
Deep Purple

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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:

Wonderful small hosta. Wavy, narrow lance-shaped green leaves with a nice narrow white edge. Grows very well and creates a nice mound around 10" across.

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

Flowers are purple on scapes 22"-26".

Regional...

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

Mentone, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Bonifay, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Elberfeld, Indiana
Topeka, Kansas
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Auburn, New Hampshire
Mahopac, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fearrington, North Carolina
Glen Raven, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Orrville, Ohio
Williamsburg, Ohio (2 reports)
Ashley, Pennsylvania
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Buffalo, West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin



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