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Hosta
Hosta 'Lakeside Black Satin'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lakeside Black Satin
Hybridized by Chastain
Registered or introduced: 1993
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

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:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Larkfield-wikiup, California

Marietta, Georgia

Washington, Illinois

Royal Oak, Michigan

Sewell, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Medium large 22" high by 48" wide with shiny dark green leaves; 10" long by 9" wide - very shiny underside as well. Blade is very broadly ovate with a deeply lobed base that creates a large heart shape; long thin tip with many slight ripples along the margin. Better than average substance.

Flowers in late July into mid-August. Light to medium purple, bell shaped flowers. Flowering habits are close to that of H. ventricosa, of which it is a seedling.

One of my new hostas for 2005 that I'm really looking forward to!

Neutral

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

Mary Chastain 1993.