Hosta
Hosta 'Inaho'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Inaho
Hybridized by Ruh
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Pale Yellow

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/64" - 1/32"

1/32" - 1/16"

1/16" - 1/8"

1/8" - 1/4"

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

No it does not set seed

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:

Royal Oak, Michigan

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 29, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Leaves are 5-3/4" long by 2-1/2"wide. Green margined with a mottled green-chatreuse-yellow center, shiny top and underside surfaces. Flowers early to late August with medium purple flowers that are deep purple when in bud. In Japanese Inaho means "ear of rice." Very susceptible to slug damage due to thin substance.

AKA 'Kisuji' (Kisuji Giboshi); H. tardiva aureo-striata.

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 14". Known to get larger than listed size.