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Hosta
Hosta 'Elvis Lives'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Elvis Lives
Hybridized by T. Avent
Registered or introduced: 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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Flowers are lavender on 28"-30" scapes.