Hosta
Hosta 'Spritzer'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Spritzer
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Upright

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/64" - 1/32"

1/32" - 1/16"

1/16" - 1/8"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 31, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Medium-large, cascading mound of gold-centered, green-margined foliage to 22" H x 50"W. Leaves are 9.5" long by 5" wide; think green margin that often streaks into the gold center; shiny top, very shiny underside. The blade is narrowly ovate with a rounded base and long, curved tip; margins slightly, but noticeably rippled; smooth texture; average substance, with 8 vein pair.

Flowers mid-August into early September with pale lavendar flowers on leafy scapes. The plant is fertile.