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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta montana

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: montana (MON-tah-nuh) (Info)

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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

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:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15
16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive cinemike On May 5, 2005, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

Where is the spring and the summer
That once was yours and mine?
Where did it go?
I just dont know
But still my love for you will live forever
...
Time to forget, send me a letter
Say you forgive, the sooner the better
Hosta montana, baby, hosta montana, until then

Neutral lmelling On Jan 13, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Creates a large mound of green foliage to 28" high by 78" wide in cultivation, slightly smaller in the wild.

Leaves are 12-3/8" long by 9-1/4" wide; medium green and moderately shiny on top; very shiny underside. Blade is ovate with lobed, puckered base and long, distinct tip; slight to moderately wavy with a slight corrugation at maturity. Good substance, 14-16 vein pairs impressed deeply .

Flowers in July; very pale lavendar with a slightly darker petal midrib and an open funnel shape. Scapes 50" tall, occasionally higher (60"); scape bud distinctly flower-like as it unfurls. Many seed pods form and weigh down the scapes. On occasion some H. montana plants will produce double flowers.

Ranks highly as a specimen or background plant. The species parent has led to mnay sports and seedlings.

Positive smiln32 On Aug 13, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful plant....creates the most stunning mound of foliage. Flowers are gorgeous - near white on tall scapes..nearly 3 1/2 feet tall.

There are over a hundred sports of this hosta.

Regional...

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

Pittsboro, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Lexington, Virginia



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