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Hosta
Hosta 'Illicit Affair'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Illicit Affair
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Plant Size (check one):

Dwarf (leaf < 2.0 square inches, plant < 4 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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:

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:

Elliptic

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Pale Yellow

Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Tyrone, Georgia

Caseyville, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

Flower scapes 6"-7". Sport of H. Cheatin Heart, Anderson NR

Positive

On Oct 7, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This hosta is lovely. The color variegation is striking and looks so charming next to my darker ones. I have this one planted at my parent's house in IL and it loves the mostly shady area where it is. I can't wait for it to grow up. It was given to me by a fellow DG'er and I'm so delighted that it is doing so well.