Hosta 'Touch of Class'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Touch of Class
Additional cultivar information:(PP13080)
Hybridized by Hansen-Shady Oaks Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:


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:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Intensely Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Near White

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


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

Cordele, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Riverside, Illinois

Clermont, Iowa

Falmouth, Maine

Royal Oak, Michigan

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 7, 2013, lorrykohls from Clermont, IA wrote:

This med. sized hosta is simply gorgeous. I've grown Touch of Class for 4 yrs. The unique coloration and upright habit are beautiful and make this one of my favorites.


On May 18, 2011, brwnails from Riverside, IL wrote:

The plant's "Touch" , so to speak, has widened from when I purchased the last two seasons. Probably the amount light it receives determines the width, maybe. I liked it more when just a sliver of highlight. I'm moving it to a shadier spot and see what happens.


On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #13080 - Expiry Date: 12/03/2019


On Sep 5, 2003, goslund from Waseca, MN wrote:

This is a tetraploid form of Hosta 'June', emerging in the spring with intense blue leaves with a gold flame in the leaf center. A green pattern occurs where the gold and blue overlap. The leaves have an incredible thick substance and are held more upright than Hosta 'June'. Discovered by Hans Hansen of Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC. PP#13,080