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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Beatrice'

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

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Shape:
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green
Greenish White
Creamy White
Pure White
Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Deep Purple

Profile:

No positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lmelling On Jan 4, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Beatrice' is no longer widely grown in gardens, yet it stands as one of the most significant hostas introduced because of its role in breeding programs in the '70s and '80s. Widely used as a pod parent, hundreds of hosta cultivars can be traced back to it.

As a garden plant, it is highly variable with leaf colors ranging from streaked to margined to solid-colored forms. It produces a small mound 11" x 25" of narrow, highly variable foliage; purple flowers. Leaves are about 5" long by 1.5" wide. The top is slightly shiny with a moderately shiny underside. Slightly wavy margin and smooth texture; thin substance with 6 vein pairs.

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

Widely used in breeding programs in the '70's and '80's. Frances Williams named it for the daughter of one of her friends.

Neutral jody On Sep 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf colors vary, 22"-30" flower scapes. Produces variegated seedlings often.



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