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Hosta
Hosta 'Feather Boa'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Feather Boa
Hybridized by R. O'Harra
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Plant Size (check one):

Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Oxford, Connecticut

Hallowell, Maine

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Owen, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are lavender on 16" scapes. Russ O'Harra 1991.