Hosta
Hosta 'Pearl Lake'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pearl Lake
Hybridized by Piedmont Gardens
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Cordele, Georgia

Des Plaines, Illinois

Sioux Center, Iowa

Tracy, Iowa

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Sewell, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Holladay, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Bellevue, Washington

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 11, 2011, ChrisZ5 from Tracy, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Have had this hosta about 4-5 years and finally divided it this year. It tolerates a fair amount of sun. It also tolerates almost totally clay soil with little drainage. I amended the soil this year so hopefully it can take better conditions. It is a medium hazy kind of green where I have it planted.

Neutral

On Mar 30, 2006, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have added this to my garden this year
i will add some pics as they are available
i am very looking forward to seeing it flower
perfect size for a small garden or even container gardening