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Hosta
Hosta 'Mama Mia'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mama Mia
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Golden Yellow

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Cordele, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Billings, Montana

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Warren, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 18, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This has become one of my alltime favorite hostas. The varigation is kept through the entire summer. Prolific plant which perform well the first year, and keep getting better.

Positive

On Sep 7, 2004, BingsBell from SC, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

Although this is the first year for this hosta in my garden, it has proved to be a good one. Nice leaf texture and showy all by itself.
The leaves look like someone took a paint brush to the margins. This would be a good one to plant under shrubs or lots of green as a border plant.