Hosta
Hosta 'Sweet Home Chicago'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Home Chicago
Hybridized by Zilis-NIHS-Ruh
Registered or introduced: 2002
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.