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Hosta 'Alvatine Taylor'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alvatine Taylor

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
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
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

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

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lmelling On Jan 4, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large hosta 24" - 30' tall and 48" -58" wide. Rich blue center contrasts with gold margin. Does not burn like 'Frances Williams' so it can make a good substitute for the latter where summers are hot.

Leaves are about 10" long by 7.25" wide with a 1" to 2" margin which changes from chartreuse to midium gold by mid-summer. The center is blue-green changing to dark green. The have good substance, broaden with maturity and have little or no corrugation. Flowers mid June to early July, near white with a a pale lavender mid-petal stripe.

Positive jody On Aug 9, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great color contrast between margin and leaf center. Flower scapes get up to 42" high.

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Regional...

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

Peoria, Illinois
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Stoughton, Wisconsin



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