Hosta 'Ginko Craig'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ginko Craig
Hybridized by Craig-Summers-AHS
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

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


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

Flower scapes 18". Craig/Summers 1986.