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Hosta 'American Halo'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: American Halo
Hybridized by V. Wade; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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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:
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:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
more than 18

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
3" - 3 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pure White

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Profile:

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Sport of H. 'Northern Halo'
Originator: V. Wade, 1999

Neutral jody On Aug 13, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 18"-20" high. Sport of H. Northern Halo. Winner of 2002 Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta Award.

Regional...

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

Mentone, Alabama
Marietta, Georgia
South Haven, Indiana
Redland, Maryland
New Ulm, Minnesota
St Louis, Missouri
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Glouster, Ohio
East Norriton, Pennsylvania



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