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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Regal Splendor
Hybridized by Walters Gardens Inc.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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Plant Size (check one):
Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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 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:
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):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"
1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On May 6, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

a.k.a. Hosta nigrescens 'Regal Splendor'

Positive ViolaAnn On Aug 6, 2007, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine is an offshoot from Sanannie's. Have had it a bit more than a year. The growth rate is amazing and the height of the flower scapes is truly regal. I really like this one.

Neutral lmelling On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large, sport of 'Krossa Regal' that forms a vase shaped mound of creamy margined foliage. Leaves are 11" long by 7" wide with 1/4" to 3/4" wide yellow margin that turns creamy white. The margin is often much wider near the base and toward mid-leaf, narrower near the tip - and can vary from plant to plant. Leaves have a thick underside bloom and have an ovate blade shape with wavy margins, and a smooth texture with thick substance. 12-13 vein pairs.

Medium funnel shaped lavendar flowers late July into mid-August. with scapes from 36" to 60". Sterile pods. Registered by Walters Gardens in 1987.

Neutral smiln32 On Jan 8, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 2003!

Positive jody On Aug 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very impressive mound that is vase shaped. FLowr scapes get 3'-5'.


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

Somers, Connecticut
Marietta, Georgia
Itasca, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Portland, Indiana
Durham, Maine
Adamstown, Maryland
Flushing, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Fountain, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Moberly, Missouri
Kingston, New Hampshire
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Schenectady, New York
Davidson, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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