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Hosta 'Gypsy Rose'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gypsy Rose
Hybridized by Anderson
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):


Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green


Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

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:

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Royal Oak, Michigan

Ranier, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Appleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 28, 2016, raniershady from Ranier, MN (Zone 3a) wrote:

I found one on a vacation trip last year in a gallon container, after looking around a year. Much better color than Striptease which I also own. I planted it in a large pedestal urn and it's surpassing all of my expectations in it's second year. I have it on my deck and can control the amount of sunlight, to bring out the beautiful gold centers of the leaves. It's a fast growth hosta with a targeted size of 20x 50'' so I will have to divide it next spring.


On Aug 25, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Registered with the AHS in 2003 by J. Anderson of Winterberry Farms. It is a sport of H. Striptease. Flower scapes to 25".


On Apr 1, 2003, louisenh wrote:

I got this from Bridgewood (BW) last spring and it's settling in. Looks lovely. The light center is separated from the dark edge by a narrow line of pure white - very pretty! BW says it'll stay small and that in bright light the middle turns yellow.