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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
Hybridized by Zilis/Solberg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

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:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JenDion On Sep 16, 2013, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Definitely grows fast, and puts out multiple crowns. It has not reached it's mature size in my garden yet, but it has performed nicely for it's age.

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

Flower scapes 24"-36". Zilis/Solberg 1999.


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

Conway, Arkansas
Marietta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Edgewater, Maryland
Lexington, Massachusetts
East Tawas, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
South Lyon, Michigan
Luverne, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Rochester, New York
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Williamsburg, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Sumter, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington
Watertown, Wisconsin

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