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Hosta 'Super Nova'

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive northgrass 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 HummerRachel 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.

Regional...

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

Golden, Colorado
Machesney Park, Illinois
Glouster, Ohio



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