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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Hillbilly Blues'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hillbilly Blues
Hybridized by T. Avent; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late
Late

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Leaves 6" long, 4" wide, glaucous bloom on top, deeply veined, intensely blue-green in spring. Tony Avent 1999.

Neutral smiln32 On Apr 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

(H. 'Hirao Splendor' x H. 'Hadspen Blue'). Flower scapes to 16" in height.

Regional...

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

Machesney Park, Illinois
Bay City, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey



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