Hosta
Hosta 'Niagara Falls'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Niagara Falls
Hybridized by Brinka-Petryszyn
Registered or introduced: 1991
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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 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:

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:

Upright

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

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:

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Plainwell, Michigan

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Flint, Texas

Arlington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 2, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Margins are rippled, which I love and the leaves are also somewhat thick. Flowers are nearly white (just a bit of lavender) and are funnel shaped. The mound can reach 26" x 52" and is gorgeous.

Positive

On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A wonderful hosta! The deeply impressed viens are another great feature and it has a semi-upright form. Forms lots of viable seed and is a good choice for breeding. This one was a winner of 3 differant awards in 1999.

Neutral

On Jan 8, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 45". Brinka/Petryszyn 1991.