Hosta
Hosta 'Jelly Bean'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jelly Bean
Hybridized by Harstad
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Folded

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

Greenish White

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 30, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

12"h x 33"w mound of variable streaked foliage with a chartreuse margin; sometimes stabilizing to other forms including chartreuse-centered, dark green margin of variable width and streaking toward the midrib.. Leaves are ovate-lancelote in shape. 5-3" long x 2. 25-2. 5" wide, 6-7 pair of veins. Light lavendar flowers, sterile. Scapes 10-12" with leafy bracts. Slow growing but forms a nice clump over time.

Sport of 'Gum Drop' 1990r, C. Harstad

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

Flower scapes 10"-12". Sport of H. Gum Drop, Harstad 1990.