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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Tokudama'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tokudama
Hybridized by Maekawa; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1940

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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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Nearly Round

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:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White
Pale Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral lmelling On Jan 1, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful blue-green unusual hosta with large leaves that are cupped, corregated, and puckered. As the leaves emerge in spring they show some of the characteristics of the adult leaf but are more of a medium green in color, soon deepening to the dull blue green it's noted for.

This is a very slow growing hosta and because it is so, can be easily overcome by other faster growing hostas if grown too close together. Best to give this one room to slowly mature to its adult size of about 18" tall and 24" wide.

Pale lavendar to white flowers appear on 20" stems in July. This hosta does best in partial to deep shade and is tolerant of most soils, including droughty ones. I divided my Tokudama several years ago and have found that the division, which is planted in dappled shade appears to be growing better than the parent plant, which is growing in moist soil and in a brighter condition. The latter has had to fend off the advancing foliage of a nearby H. Frances Williams and was moved to my shade garden in May 2005. It is pictured blooming in June.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 11, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Seems to grow very well here in the south, but not as fast as I'd like. :) Beautiful leaf texture.


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

Montgomery, Alabama
Broomfield, Colorado
Louisville, Kentucky
Plainwell, Michigan
Ithaca, New York
Norristown, Pennsylvania

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