Hosta
Hosta 'Alvatine Taylor'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alvatine Taylor
Hybridized by Fairway Enterprises
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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

Regional

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

Peoria, Illinois

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Stoughton, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.

Fairway Enterprises 1990.