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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Little Black Scape'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Black Scape
Hybridized by T. Avent; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive petiteflu On Jul 28, 2003, petiteflu from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I love this plant!!! It starts plain green and lightens to dark gold or chartr. by mid June. The petioles do indeed come up black (actually a very deep purple) and the plant appears to be floriferous. The flowers bunch in multiple buds but bloom one funnel at a time from bottom to top.
Just fascinating.

Regional...

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

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Galena, Ohio
Saint Albans, Vermont



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