Hosta 'Inniswood'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Inniswood
Hybridized by Inniswood Metro Gardens
Registered or introduced: 1993
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Plant Size (check one):

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


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Light Green

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Mentone, Alabama

Cordele, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Caseyville, Illinois

Bardstown, Kentucky

Royal Oak, Michigan

Milaca, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 30". Inniswood Metro Gardens 1993.


On Dec 8, 2003, Growitgreen from Chillicothe, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This hosta is one of the best for me in substance, appearance, slug resistance, and form. I might add that 3 out of 7 seedlings from Inniswood turned out to be gold.


On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bright foliage, good resistance, heavily corrugated gold centered foliage makes this med-large mound a good a plant for my garden.


On May 6, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Always the last Hosta to appear in spring. Sport of 'Sun Glow' discovered at Inniswood Metro Garden in Columbus Ohio. Flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Almost slug-proof -- last to be damaged, very little slug damage ever noticed. Very slow to increase.