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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Carnival'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carnival
Hybridized by Lachman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
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

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pale Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive tcfromky On Jun 12, 2005, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grows well here in my zone 5 garden.

Neutral smiln32 On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

When I lived in Alabama, I bought this hosta, but it never did very well for me. I think it didn't like the hot/humid climate. I believe it would do much better planted in a northern location (like Indiana or Ohio).

Neutral jody On Jul 29, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are lavender on 26"-30" scapes.

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Marcellus, Michigan
Underwood, Minnesota
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Owen, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin



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