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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Azure Snow'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Azure Snow
Hybridized by Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 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:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sanannie On Dec 16, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

A very fertile pod parent and a beautiful pale blue in spring. Powdery white backs. If the flower scapes were more upright, it would be even lovelier.

Neutral smiln32 On Jun 23, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Registered with the AHS in 1991. Similar to Maekawa.

Positive streaker71 On Sep 15, 2003, streaker71 from New Richmond, WI wrote:

A blue leaved seedling of H.hypoleucha. Very open mound habit. Also heavily fertile. Possably a good pod parent if you are looking to breed along the lines of thick,whitish, bloom on the undersides of foliage.

Neutral jody On Aug 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 18"

Regional...

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

Peoria, Illinois
Glouster, Ohio
New Richmond, Wisconsin



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