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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Wide Brim'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wide Brim
Hybridized by Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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14 vendors have this plant for sale.

18 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

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

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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5 positives
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms June-July in my garden.

Positive nwh On May 29, 2010, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

Easy to grow, vigorous, easy to divide and move around. It's a staple for me. I started with one plant 3 years ago and now I have 4 huge clumps that I am going to divide again this year. Some I have in deep shade and some in areas that get a little sun. Both are growing well. I haven't had any problems with slugs bothering it.

Positive gardenlady123 On Sep 13, 2008, gardenlady123 from Plainwell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Georeous hosta. Nice verigation for the shade.

Positive Jennie_in_MT On Jul 10, 2007, Jennie_in_MT from Lothair, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:

A reliable plant in my northern garden. I have given it no extra TLC and still it rewards me with that wide band around the green. Love it!

Neutral sanannie On Nov 12, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

I gave a 'neutral' vote because the slugs love it so much in my garden. However, I'd never get rid of it because it's so beautiful in the spring. I'll just have to be more vigilant with the slug control.

Positive macredtoo On May 28, 2003, macredtoo from Shirley, NY wrote:

I bought the plant in a 1 gallon container, about a month ago, in April. It is gorgeous! Bright colors, wavy almost heart shapes leaves, look like they are in movement.It is in good shade dappled sunlight. It does like a lot of water.Seems like a fast grower too.

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

Registered by Paul Aden in 1979, a hybrid of 'Bold One' x 'Bold Ribbons'.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 6, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

In the south, this hosta needs a lot of shade and extra water. It tends to want to burn. Other than that, it's lovely.

Positive Greenwood On May 17, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant has striking foliage colors and fast growth.


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

, Alberta
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Oxford, Connecticut
Bonifay, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Downers Grove, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
South Lyon, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Lothair, Montana
Tilden, Nebraska
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Greene, New York
New Hyde Park, New York
Shirley, New York
Dudley, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (2 reports)
North Augusta, South Carolina
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Port Arthur, Texas
Chantilly, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia (2 reports)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Sunnyslope, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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