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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Louisa'

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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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive 2racingboys 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 louisenh 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.

Regional...

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

Columbia City, Indiana
Memphis, Tennessee



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