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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Fringe Benefit'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fringe Benefit
Hybridized by P. Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Flower scapes 42". Aden 1986.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Peoria, Illinois
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina



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