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Hosta 'Wolverine'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wolverine
Hybridized by Wilkins
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Pale Yellow


Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Cordele, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Greentown, Indiana

Topeka, Kansas

Eden, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Arlington, Washington

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 8, 2013, alclubb from Flower Mound, TX wrote:

I originally loved the look of this hosta and the nice contrast it gave to the rest of the shade garden, but I've had time to watch this hosta in my garden. All of them are getting brown on the edges of the leaves and looking like they are scorched. They all receive almost complete shade except for a few minutes of morning sun and then it is filtered through the trees. I am not happy about the look of these plants. I have seven of them planted in different parts of the shade garden and every one of them is looking bad.


On Jul 13, 2004, Cheryl_IL from (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful blend of variegated blues and greens