Hosta
Hosta 'Hope'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hope
Hybridized by Hansen-Shady Oaks
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

Light Green

Greenish White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Ottawa, Ontario

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Jul 10, 2005, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this perky little Hosta. Grows well and blooms in early July in Ottawa.

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 11". Sport of H. Baby Bunting, Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery 1999.