Hosta
Hosta 'Kifukurin Ko Mame'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kifukurin Ko Mame
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fukurin Ko Mame)
Hybridized by Ruh
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Plant Size (check one):

Dwarf (leaf < 2.0 square inches, plant < 4 tall)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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:

Lance

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/64" - 1/32"

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Adamstown, Maryland

Elkton, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 27, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A tiny hosta, almost one of the smallest - surprisely tough as it have been moved several time due to crowding by other plants or stresses - from the early years of starting a garden. It is vigorous and will spreads but are tiny so will cover areas slowly. A nice hosta for a shady rock garden!

Edited: I have downgrade it to neutral - a older patch is heavily infected with a virus so it is susceptible to viruses.

Neutral

On Jul 13, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 2 1/8" long, 5/8" wide. Flower scapes 7"-9". Japan/P. Ruh 2002.