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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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Light 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: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Wavy
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
On May 28, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
It's 2011 and I have one of these left from when I ordered it from Van Bourgondien way back in 2002. I am not a big fan of this leaf style on hosta's but I do really like this one. The white is really striking in the shade and will admit it is probable the only one I like that grows in this fashion.
On May 20, 2011, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have always been successful growing hostas in containers so last year I bought 2 of these for $8 each, planted them in gorgeous pots, and put them on my front porch on either side of the front door. They grew beautifully and I got lots of compliments. I was terribly disappointed this year when all my other hosta came back like usual but neither of these did. Both rotted in the pots. I may have done something wrong but I think I'll go back to using free hostas from friends.
On Jul 31, 2010, Crit from Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I had this Hosta at my previous house in Tulsa, OK in a filtered shade garden. I dug starts of it and brought to my new house. I planted it by the pool where it is shaded by the privacy fence and many trees, until about 3 in the afternoon, then gets sun. The afternoon sun was still too much for it and it is faultering terribly. I'm going to move them to a shadier spot and see how they do. I think these will come back.
On Mar 2, 2008, mjab17 from North Billerica, MA wrote:
I do like this plant alot-- probley dosent grow as fast as i would like -- but i did recently divid it last year and mover it to a more perfeable location --- it seems to stay much smaller then other large hostas ive seen then again it just may given the time
I must admit I love hostas, I have 3 varities. I did have an interesting problem with some of them this year. I "think" because we had such a dry begining of the year that squirrels and chipmonks were eating them for water. I found no signs of a insect problem. I was baffeled as to what was getting them. When I begin to think maybe its was the critters, I put out a couple of bowls of water an they stoped getting eaten. I am still not completely sure that was the problem as I never saw what was getting them. I also like how hardy they are! Hubby placed 4 6" pots under a bench where they were forgotten and hidden over the winter, surprisingly, and very unusual for this zone (after a very cold winter, temps a low as -30 F and very deep frost line) 3 of the 4 pots survived! While the cold did stunt them by the first frost they were doing very well. Another benefit is, we have eves that allow nothing (even grass) to grow but, hosta's will send out horizontal roots to get water so, after they are established they will flourish with minimum care.
On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
I LOVE this Hosta! It is absolutely fabulous throughout the summer. I deadheaded mine and the foliage kept up great until heavy frost. Beautiful, beautiful en masse around tree bases or just in casually flowing shade borders. A favorite!
On Jul 10, 2003, teacher45 from Danville, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
Patriot is an exceptional hosta to grow in the Midwest. It has such a good substance that in August, when most hostas look a little bedraggled, Patriot is still in good form. It makes a neat mound of tightly packed leaves. I don't have any problems with slugs or snails on Patriot (knock on wood!), although they have been a problem with other variegated cultivars during wet springs. Patriot is one of my "Top 10" hostas! Try it!
On May 25, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:
Wonderful, reliable Hosta that does well in shade to morning sun, in ground as well as in large wooden barrel in which it survives our sometimes very cruel (zone 5 1/2-6) winters with no protection other than being in a sheltered corner in the garden & out of the severe wind. Prone to slug damage unfortunately as most Hosta are. I've tried everything from egg shells to grapefruit shells turned upside down to dishes of beer placed in the garden. The only deterent seems to be slug bait in the form of pellets. I'd rather not use this, but have had no luck with other methods. This Hosta is a wonderful stand-alone plant, but also looks lovely in a mixed bed with plants of contrasting foilage (dark colored leaves such as wine or purple & lime green foilage plants). Prefers a soil rich in compost such as sterilized, composted manure. Divides easily in the spring when plant is just emerging by 2 or 3 inches & should be divided every 4-6 years. If the centre of your Hosta begins to dry back, this is an indication that it's time to divide. Disgard the centre keeping the fresh, new growth around it's perimeter.
On May 17, 2003, jan_M from Creighton Canada wrote:
The plant starts out well, but stops all of a sudden.
Light green with white stripes. No problems of bugs eating the leaves. Hostas prefer shade, and ours grew by the house for a while.
If plant matures, it will be a beautiful silvery-green plant, with a tall, spikey trumpet-shaped purple flowers. (No problems flowering.)
On Jun 3, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
A sport of Francee mound of white margined leaves very striking.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Lac Du Bonnet, Birmingham, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Phoenix, Arizona Fort Smith, Arkansas Clayton, California Paradise, California Pleasanton, California San Leandro, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Fruita, Colorado Oxford, Connecticut Bear, Delaware Harrington, Delaware Bonifay, Florida Cordele, Georgia Druid Hills, Georgia Dunwoody, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Roswell, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia Brookfield, Illinois Cherry Valley, Illinois Des Plaines, Illinois Downers Grove, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Niles, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Quincy, Illinois Round Lake, Illinois Washington, Illinois Woodridge, Illinois Cicero, Indiana Danville, Indiana Elberfeld, Indiana Galena, Indiana Marengo, Iowa Topeka, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Henderson, Kentucky Slidell, Louisiana Durham, Maine Hancock, Maine Highfield-cascade, Maryland Londontowne, Maryland Tracys Landing, Maryland Lunenburg, Massachusetts North Billerica, Massachusetts Ann Arbor, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Estral Beach, Michigan Redford, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Tecumseh, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Richfield, Minnesota Savage, Minnesota Natchez, Mississippi St Louis, Missouri Aurora, Nebraska Auburn, New Hampshire Cape May Court House, New Jersey Sewell, New Jersey South Plainfield, New Jersey Ballston Spa, New York Cayuga Heights, New York Greene, New York Rochester, New York Asheville, North Carolina Davidson, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports) Medora, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Delaware, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Mogadore, Ohio Springboro, Ohio Lotsee, Oklahoma Portland, Oregon (2 reports) Salem, Oregon Churchill, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania Waterford, Pennsylvania Warwick, Rhode Island Goose Creek, South Carolina Ladys Island, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Clarksville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Middleton, Tennessee Flint, Texas Garland, Texas Overton, Texas Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lake Monticello, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Manassas, Virginia Mc Lean, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Inglewood-finn Hill, Washington Kalama, Washington Lake Goodwin, Washington Vancouver, Washington Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Spooner, Wisconsin Stoughton, Wisconsin