Hosta 'Key West'

Hosta

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Key West
Hybridized by Petryszyn
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Twisted

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Northport, New York

Walterville, Oregon

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
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1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2016, FredFree from Northport, NY wrote:

Zone 6-7. Have had it for about 4-5 years. Beautiful lime green color. Purple flower spikes in summer. Divides easily. Good for mass planting, sun or shade. Have mine in both spots.

Neutral

On Jun 4, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 32"-38". Petryszyn 1999.

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