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Hosta
Hosta 'Louisa'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Louisa
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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

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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Regional

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

Columbia City, Indiana

Memphis, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 16, 2010, 2racingboys from Bartlett, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

An old Hosta, but I like how it's elongated leaves flow downward. Nice compact plant that slugs seem to avoid. It is suitable for a larger pot & does ok in 'some' sun, but not afternoon sun.

Positive

On Apr 1, 2003, louisenh wrote:

My namesake! Front of bed, plant and leave alone, don't divide as it grows quite slowly and recovers even more slowly. Pretty and tidy. Edge is white and feathered in, very elegant.