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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Antioch'

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

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

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 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:

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

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive anelson On Aug 10, 2011, anelson from Birchwood, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

I would like to share a positive perspective on this plant. It is a workhorse, which will grow under almost any conditions and provides a 'filler' plant in hosta beds - which is important because it helps the 'star' hostas stand out. It prefers a soil with some nutrition, will grow in deep shade (and I mean deep!), but also in quite a bit of sun without burning out. So, 'Antioch,' kudos to you for 'doing your job and never quitting' - more than any other variety I have - and I have about 20 varieties!

Neutral smiln32 On Jun 23, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A nice fast grower, slugs like it, though. Doesn't set seed much. Registered with the AHS in 1979, but was introduced to the US long before that.

Neutral Greenwood On Jun 3, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

A flowing mound of white margined foliage blade curves downward contributing to the flowing mound effect.


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

Montgomery, Alabama
Bonifay, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Quincy, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Anoka, Minnesota
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Orrville, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Stanwood, Washington
Birchwood, Wisconsin

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