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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Samual Blue'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Samual Blue
Hybridized by Krossa/Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
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:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive franknjim On Sep 1, 2009, franknjim from Peoria, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a great giant hosta that thrives for me. The mound of leaves topped out at 33" this year and is about 5 feet wide. The less sun it gets the bluer the leaves are. This was purchased in a 1 gallon pot over a decade ago and has sat undisturbed for going on 9 years now.

As of 6-10-10 it is now 38" tall and 7' 2" wide even after removing 4 starts from the back of it this spring.

Regional...

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

Peoria, Illinois
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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