Hosta
Hosta 'Fringe Benefit'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fringe Benefit
Hybridized by Aden-AHS-Zilis
Registered or introduced: 2010
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/4" - 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:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Peoria, Illinois

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

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

This was a Paul Aden introduction. Fertile, medium/large sized hosta 22" H x 56" W that forms a dense mound of dark green leaves 9.5" x 7.5" with margins that change from yellow to creamy white. 10-12 vein pair. Pale lavender flowers in mid to late summer on 24" to 36" scapes. Reported to be a rapid grower.

Neutral

On Feb 19, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 42". Aden 1986.