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Hosta 'Ghost Spirit'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ghost Spirit
Hybridized by C. Isaacs; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

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:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Caymanmama1 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 jody On Jan 5, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24"-28".


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

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