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PlantFiles: Regal Rhubarb Plantain Lily
Hosta rectifolia

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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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive smiln32 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.

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Caseyville, Illinois



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