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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Elvis Lives'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Elvis Lives
Hybridized by T. Avent; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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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)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sanannie On Dec 18, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Nice graceful fountain shape and tapered leaves. Fast grower. Blue leaf colour fades to green by about mid-July here.

Neutral jody On Jul 29, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are lavender on 28"-30" scapes.

Regional...

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

Bonifay, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Godfrey, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Penhook, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin



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