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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Illicit Affair'

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive smiln32 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.

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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