Hosta
Hosta 'Radiant Edger'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Radiant Edger
Hybridized by Zilis
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

1/64" - 1/32"

1/32" - 1/16"

1 1/2" - 2

2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Des Plaines, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Plainwell, Michigan

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Ithaca, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Medora, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

Blooms June-July in my garden.

Positive

On Dec 28, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful varigated hosta of small to medium size (about 14" tall and 39" wide). It has heartshaped leaves of mid to dark green surrounded by a variable wide margin of gold. Colors intensify during the summer and in bright light. This hosta is a sport of 'Gold Edger'. Lavendar flowers in mid summer.