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)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Patent Information: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Fast
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Appearance: Wavy
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
On Jul 17, 2009, jajtiii from Richmond, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is a great hosta for naturalizing in a dry, shady area. I typically do not keep it in my hosta beds, but love to drop it under some of my deciduous trees. It thrives under most anything, except some of my larger maples, and will fill in quickly (especially if you divide a bit every two years.)
On May 17, 2009, dreamgreen from Weaverville, NC wrote:
Easy to grow, fast multiplier, tough and inexpensive. It was brought to this country in 1875 by Thomas Hogg, a New York nursery owner who spent several years in Japan during the 1860s and '70s collecting new plants. His most renowned introduction was H. 'Fukurin Fu Giboshi'. This hosta very soon became known as H. 'Thomas Hogg.' Today it is known as H. undulata var. albomarginata syn. H. 'Undulata Albomarginata' The Genus Hosta List of Registered Cultivars [1969-1991] states about its registration "Maekawa 1936/ AHS 1987." Dr. Maekawa was a Japanese botanist.
On May 31, 2003, sundry from Franklin, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:
This plant is growing in my sunny garden (mid-day sun, afternoon sun - HOT sun) in zone 9a and has been thriving for 3 years. I moved it to the sunny garden because it was doing poorly in the shade.
Good varigation on the foliage. The flowers are nice, too.
Only problem is the bugs love it as much as I do. Other than watching for slugs and bugs, no special care is given this plant.
On Jun 10, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
The most commonly planted hosta, vigorous growth rate. Looks great april till mid july. It's thin folage is susceptible to slug damage, given the proper care it can be attractive.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Colorado Springs, Colorado Bonifay, Florida Cordele, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Richmond Hill, Georgia Royston, Georgia Nilwood, Illinois Durham, Maine Royal Oak, Michigan Arnold, Minnesota Cicero, New York Fearrington, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Blue Ash, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Toone, Tennessee Henrico, Virginia Kalama, Washington Merrimac, Wisconsin