Hosta
Hosta fortunei 'Viridis'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: fortunei (for-TOO-nee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Viridis
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Lance

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Medium Lavender

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 11, 2003, Greenknee from Chantilly, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I collected this plant years ago from a home being moved. Have grown several generations from seed, which mostly come true. Some seedlings have rippled edged leaves. Relatively late to appear in spring. Very vigorous growth, medium large and VERY floriferous, with tall , naked scapes loaded at the top with lavender flowers, all set seed.