Hosta
Hosta 'T Rex'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: T Rex
Hybridized by Ward
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Waynesville, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 13, 2005, BCochran from Columbus, OH wrote:

Give this hosta LOTS of room. We bought it as a single, and not much happened the first two years. But the third year it took off. We bought it and Wade & Gatton, one of the great hosta breeders and sellers in the country. Their specimen is ENORMOUS! At least 3 feet tall and probably 4-6 feet across. Rest assured you will get comments from friends and other garden enthusiasts on this monster hosta. Ours is still immature, and we are already being asked for divisions.