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Hosta 'Maraschino Cherry'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maraschino Cherry
Hybridized by Zilis/Solberg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Non-patented

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:
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Folded
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid
Mid/Late
Late

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Nice red petiols, otherwise a bit nondescript. Blooms July-September in my garden.

Positive sanannie On Nov 12, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

This may be plain green, but it is anything but dull . The tall dark red scapes followed by dark red seedpods are a stand-out against the glossy green leaves. Fast growing too.

Neutral jody On Feb 2, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 36". Fast growing sprot of H. Cherry Berry with purplish-red scapes. M. Zilis 1999.

Regional...

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

Machesney Park, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Churchill, Pennsylvania



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