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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tokudama Aureonebulosa
Hybridized by Maekawa/AHS; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Slightly Blue-Green
Medium Blue-Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Blue-Green
Intensely Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CalyCat On May 19, 2011, CalyCat from Haverford, PA wrote:

I bought this plant more than 10 years ago, and planted it in deep shade. It grew very slowly. Three or four years ago, I moved it to an area with a bit more sun. It seemed happier there, but didn't get much bigger. Two years ago, I reconfigured the garden it was in, ripping out several mature shrubs and leaving as the only shade sources a very old, multi-trunk white birch and a dwarf lilac. The garden now qualifies as "full sun." After this change, my hosta tokudama 'aureoneubulosa' took off. It has more than doubled -- perhaps tripled -- in size in the past two years and is absolutely beautiful. It handled last summer's heat very well. Lesson learned -- this hosta prefers sun to deep shade.

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

a.k.a. Hosta tokudama 'Aureonebulosa'

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

Relatively slow growth rate that eventually becomes 18" high by 42" wide. Leaves average around 7-3/8" long by 6" wide but can be larger on mature specimen; thick underside bloom; leaf blade rotund to broadly oblong-ovate; are cupped and somewhat wavy with a thick substance and heavy corregation. 16-18 vein pairs. Leaf center changes from chartreuse early to medium gold by mid-summer with many pale green and blue-green steaks from the 1' to 1-1/2" margin. Blue-green margins are thinner and colors are not as distinct when the plant is young. May have orangish-gold color in late fall.

Flowers are a narrow funnel-shape; near white with a pale lavendar mid-petal stripe. They are densely clustered on scapes up to 24"; many seed pods develop.

This cultivar originated in Japan, most likely as a mutation of 'Tokudama'. Has become one of the most respected hostas among gardeners, collectors, and nurserymen because of its ornamental value and slug resistance. The intensity of coloration varies with the light level, being brighter gold with more direct light.

I think this one's worth the wait and am adding one to my garden in 2005!

Positive HummerRachel On Jan 19, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A beautiful hosta, but you must have patience cause the only drawback to this one is it's slow growth.


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

Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Northbrook, Illinois
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Tustin, Michigan
Greensboro, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Linden, Virginia
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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