Hosta 'Intrigue'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Intrigue
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1978
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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)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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:

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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:


Growth Rate:

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Leaf Shape:

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Leaf Appearance:

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Degree to which the appearance is present:

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Leaf Texture (top):

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Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Golden Yellow

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

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Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:

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Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Bellaire, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 24, 2015, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

This is a gorgeous canna which I grow for its unusual leaf color which is a greyish red-purple - very hard to describe. The foliage is narrow and pointed. It makes a stunning accent. The occasional bright orange blooms come sparingly in late summer. You grow this plant for its foliage, not its blooms.

If the foliage gets straggly-looking, just cut to the ground, and apply a shovel full of composted manure. You'll have fresh leaves in no time. It spreads, but not as aggressively as some cannas.

In my Houston-area garden, the plant is dormant only for a short period of time. I'll try to post a photo later when they've grown a bit taller.


On May 21, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 16". Aden 1978.