Hosta
Hosta 'Maraschino Cherry'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maraschino Cherry
Hybridized by Zilis/Solberg
Registered or introduced: 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

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

Positive

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

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.