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Hosta
Hosta 'Sea Lotus Leaf'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sea Lotus Leaf
Hybridized by Mildred Seaver
Registered or introduced: 1985
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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 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:

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

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

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

Regional

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

Carlock, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Salem, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 11, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Medium sized hosta averaging 25" high by 60" wide and occasionally larger. Leaves are 10-1/4" long by 9" wide, nearly rotund shape; blue-green early becoming dark green by late summer; often heavily cupped upward resembling a lotus leaf. Thick underside bloom, moderate to heavy corrugation; thick substance with 14-15 vein pairs.

Flowers late June into early July with near-white flowers with a pale lavendar mid-petal stripe; on scapes 24-30" high. Many seed pods. Registered by Mildred Seaver in 1985. Seedling of 'Wagon Wheels' and is a sibling of 'Sea Gold Star' (gold), and 'Muriel Seaver Brown' (blue).

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On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are near white on 25"-30" scapes. Registered 1985, Mildred Seaver.