Regal Rhubarb Plantain Lily
Hosta rectifolia

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: rectifolia (rek-tih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to 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:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Medium Lavender

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Caseyville, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 30, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Appears to grow rather quickly, but not easy to divide. Must be "sliced", rather than separated. Grows into a thick clump.