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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Gay Blade'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gay Blade
Hybridized by E. & W. Lachman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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

Sun Exposure:
Light 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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
1/32" - 1/16"

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Flower scapes 28".

Neutral Greenwood On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dense mound of wavy, white margined foliage with good growth.

Regional...

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

Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Salem, Oregon



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