Hosta 'Antioch'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Antioch
Hybridized by Ruh-Hofer
Registered or introduced: 1979
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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:

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:

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

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:


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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!


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.


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.