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Hosta 'Iron Gate Delight'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Iron Gate Delight
Hybridized by Sellers; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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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)

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

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Twisted

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

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

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pale Yellow
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive rcn48 On Jan 30, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Have grown this Hosta for several years and always liked its nice mounding habit and clean variegation. The blooms are very fragrant.

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

Flower scapes 24" or more. Sellers 1981.

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

Medium sized mound of streaky foliage 16" high

Regional...

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

Bonifay, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Kennesaw, Georgia
Slidell, Louisiana
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Fearrington, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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