Hosta 'City Lights'

Hosta

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: City Lights
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Plant Size (check one):

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Yellow

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Glouster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 4, 2016, waltwego from Elgin, IL wrote:

large yellow/gold hosta. Some websites say it can take a lot of sun; other sites say (like this one) say shade. As with most hosta information, nothing is ever definitive. Mine is in all shade but getting large and am thinking of dividing and moving division to a sunny location where the old oak tree used to be.
It is a good grower.

Neutral

On Jan 4, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 38". H. White Vision x H. Golden Prayers.

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