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
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

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:

Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

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:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

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

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

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