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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta montana 'On Stage'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: montana (MON-tah-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: On Stage

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jachurch On May 9, 2007, jachurch from Apple Valley, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

On Stage creates a bright splash of yellow in a shady garden - a real eye-catcher. However, it is among the last of the hosta to emerge in the spring, so don't give up hope when all the others are up and starting to unfurl their first leaves. On Stage will show growth about two to three weeks after the earliest hosta.

Jeannine, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Positive ViolaAnn On Sep 20, 2006, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Haven't had it very long, but so far I like it. Am looking forward to seeing it grow. I believe it is the same Hosta as Choko Nishiki.

Positive KublaiKhan On Aug 8, 2005, KublaiKhan from Machesney Park, IL wrote:

Sport of Montana M. Fuji

Positive bert On Oct 7, 2002, bert from ehrikon
Switzerland (Zone 6b) wrote:

extremly colourfull in light shadow


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

Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
South China, Maine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Marion, Wisconsin

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