Hosta
Hosta 'Stiletto'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Stiletto
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 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

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

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Mahopac, New York

Burlington, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Orrville, Ohio

Williamsburg, Ohio (2 reports)

Millerstown, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Buffalo, West Virginia

Huntington, West Virginia

Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

Flowers are purple on scapes 22"-26".