Hosta
Hosta 'Super Nova'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Super Nova
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

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:

Golden, Colorado

Machesney Park, Illinois

Glouster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 30, 2007, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

A nice selection, rather slow growing, this plant in the photo is 3 years old.

Neutral

On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

An 'Aurora Borealis' sport. M.Zilis
This one is rather picky of it's chosen site. Like many gold centered sieboldianas it has a tendancy to burn. Pay special attention to the wind and sun exposure for this one or it will look ugly. This has been my experience.