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Hosta
Hosta 'Ghost Spirit'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ghost Spirit
Hybridized by C. Isaacs
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Folded

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Creamy White

Pure White

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

Slightly Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

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:

Clinton, Connecticut

Oxford, Connecticut

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Fremont, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 21, 2012, Caymanmama1 from Clinton, CT wrote:

I ordered my ghost hosta from a catalog co. that sent a very sickly 2" plant that quickly died. They sent 2 more of the same and they "survived", but after 2 years, they have grown to about 10" tall with 6 & 8 leaves. It wasn't a good company and other things I ordered were just as spindly, so I won't shop with them again. Hopefully, by next year, they will take off! All my other hostas have thrived and this year I just bought Empress Wu. I was visiting in upstate NY and got her at a nice nursery there at a size of about 14" with 10 leaves! I can't wait until she starts to mature!

Neutral

On Jan 5, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24"-28".