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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Snow Cap'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Cap

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

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

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Leaf Shape:
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Leaf Texture (bottom):
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Leaf Substance:
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Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
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Number of Vein Pairs:
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Appearance of Margin:
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Does it set seed?:
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Bloom Color:
Pure White

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Dravencat On May 23, 2007, Dravencat from Edgewater, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Although I love this hosta I had to give it a neutral rating. The leaves are large, the color is awesome and it does well in my garden but, it is extremely slow to reproduce. Ive had this one for about 3 years and I still have not seen any new plants only the original two. Also yes its leaves have a tendency to tear at the edges taking away from the overall look of the leaves

Negative ozarkian On Apr 29, 2006, ozarkian from Gravois Mills, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Snow Cap is a poor cultivator. It suffers from what is known as the draw string effect. The green portion of the leaf grows faster than the white. It tears all the leaves that the plant produces. I will get rid of this one and never have another one.


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

Marietta, Georgia
Elkhart, Iowa
Edgewater, Maryland
Doniphan, Missouri
Sewell, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Holladay, Tennessee

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