Hosta
Hosta 'American Halo'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: American Halo
Hybridized by V. Wade
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

Mentone, Alabama

Marietta, Georgia

Valparaiso, Indiana

Derwood, Maryland

New Ulm, Minnesota

Saint Louis, Missouri

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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

Neutral

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.