Hosta
Hosta 'May'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: May
Hybridized by Hansen-Shady Oaks Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Peoria, Illinois

Clinton Township, Michigan

Omaha, Nebraska

Glouster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 16, 2011, mary879 from Clinton Township, MI wrote:

Purchased in the fall at a year end clearance sale, planted in October. With all the rain we have had this spring it is growing like mad, the leaves are chartreuse and just glow! A nice addition to my budding hosta collection.

Neutral

On Feb 2, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 16". Sport of H. June, H. Hansen/Shady Oaks 1999.