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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Sweet Home Chicago'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Home Chicago

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/2" - 1"
1" - 1 1/2"
1 1/2" - 2
2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral jody On Aug 19, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 4.75" long, 3.25" wide. Flower scapes 14"-17". Sport of H. Birchwood Parkys Gold. M. Zilis/Nothern Illinois Hosta Society/P&J Ruh 2002.

Regional...

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

Machesney Park, Illinois
Palatine, Illinois
Plainwell, Michigan
Lothair, Montana
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Marion, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin



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