Hosta
Hosta 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fried Green Tomatoes
Hybridized by Solberg
Registered or introduced: 1995
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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 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Folded

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

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:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Decatur, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Hobart, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Omaha, Nebraska

Fanwood, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Norman, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Flint, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 12, 2013, cwaeir from Norman, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fast grower for a hosta. Leaves are a pretty variegated shape. Seems to be hardier than most hostas. Love it

Positive

On Aug 12, 2007, charlenenj from Fanwood, NJ wrote:

Wow. I was shocked at how fragrant the flowers are (and the flowers are substantial). Love it!

Positive

On Apr 23, 2004, branka from Hobart, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

While a little on the plain side, this hosta is one of the most vigorous in my garden, it's one of my favorites.

Positive

On Jul 30, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Gorgeous, huge leaves. Doesn't require a lot of water compared to other hostas, either.

Neutral

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

Sport of Guacamole