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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Aardvark'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aardvark
Hybridized by D. Savory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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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:
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:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On May 26, 2003, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Parentage: hybrid from 'Aspen Gold' and Hosta 'Tokudama'.

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

Leaf size: 8" long, 8.5" wide. Flower scapes 36".

Regional...

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

Tustin, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Fearrington, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon



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