Hosta
Hosta 'Afternoon Delight'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Afternoon Delight
Hybridized by M. Zilis
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Pale Yellow

Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 8, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Originator: M. Zilis 2003

Neutral

On Jan 2, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large hosta (24"h x 52" w) with an upright mound habit, and striking variegated leaves that have a dark green center and a wide gold margin. The leaves are also moderately corregated and fairly thick. The flowers are pale lavendar and show in late June to July.

Neutral

On Apr 16, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A sport of Mildred Seaver's Hosta 'Sea High Noon' (same as H. 'High Noon').

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 30"-36".