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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Jolly Green Giant'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jolly Green Giant

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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:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
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:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Folded
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Moderately
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A bit nondescript in my opinion. I did get this in a plant trade, so it could be incorrectly identified. It's hard to find photos of online to be sure. Blooms in July in my garden.

Neutral jody On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 42". H. sieboldiana xH.Elata, Armstrong/IRA 1986.

Regional...

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

Washington, Illinois



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