Hosta
Hosta 'Iron Gate Delight'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Iron Gate Delight
Hybridized by Sellers
Registered or introduced: 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

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

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Flower scapes 24" or more. Sellers 1981.

Neutral

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

Medium sized mound of streaky foliage 16" high