Hosta
Hosta 'Hydon Sunset'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hydon Sunset
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Plant Size (check one):

Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Deep Purple

Regional

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

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 29, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Two sources report that identity of true plant is thoroughly confusing. No description supplied: 1988r by the BHHS.

Listed as a hybrid of H. gracillima X 'Wogon Gold' that begins the season gold, turning green (Diana Grenfell 1990), who also indicated that it has been confused in the trade with 'Sunset', a much smaller gold... Zilis claims to have seen 3 forms in U.S. gardens - 2 sm/md size, and one med/lg - the Hosta Handbook. hostalibrary.org lists pictures of two forms.

Neutral

On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 14". Smith/George/BHHS/IRA 1988.