Hosta
Hosta 'Birchwood Elegance'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Birchwood Elegance
Hybridized by Shaw-AHS
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

more than 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large hosta growing to 33" high and 77" wide. Great for use as a specimen or space-eating groundcover. The broadly- oblong-ovate leaves are dark green and elegant looking, wavy with slight to moderate corregation, good substance, and with a moderate underside bloom. 18-20 vein pairs.

Flowers in late June into July. They are near white with a pale lavendar petal midrib on scapes reaching 28"-34".

Neutral

On Sep 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 28"-34"