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Hosta 'Ginko Craig'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ginko Craig
Hybridized by Craig/Summers/AHS; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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)

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:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny
Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eclecticLC On Jun 22, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

I don't have a problem with deer eating this one and I have it planted in several locations. Makes a nice mound about 2 feet round. It is not a big bloomer for me, but makes up for it with good color and form.

Negative sdagutis On Nov 17, 2005, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Like many other hostas, this cultivar is deer ambrosia -- they love it!

Neutral jody On Feb 22, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 18". Craig/Summers 1986.


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

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Inwood, Iowa
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Belding, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Imperial, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Danville, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia

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