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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'White Christmas'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Christmas
Hybridized by Krossa/Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Sun Exposure:
Light 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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny
Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative muttlover On Mar 5, 2011, muttlover from Quincy, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A gorgeous plant! But I've tried 3 times and attended hosta funerals 3 x with this plant. I just can't seem to keep it alive. I'm in IL in zone 5a/5b.

Negative gretaduck On Dec 8, 2004, gretaduck from Pittsboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Have to say that this is one of only 2 hostas I've had difficulty growing, even though I moved it around trying to find a place it would thrive! Probably too much white and not enough chlorophyll. Night Before Christmas is a good grower, however.

Neutral HummerRachel On Jan 22, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

The Hosta Handbook says... "As a juvenile plant the foliage will turn almost completely green by the end of summer and this may account for it's ability to eventually grow into a decent-sized mound".
Some people do have trouble getting this one to grow well.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Topeka, Kansas
Cascade, Maryland
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Dracut, Massachusetts
Rochester, New York
Sterling, Virginia



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