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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'A Blue Streak'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Blue Streak
Hybridized by E. Elslager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Medium Blue-Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:
Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Eleven On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 2001
Plant: 23 in. (58 cm) diameter, 26 in. (66 cm) high; upright; slow.
Leaf: 11 in. (27 cm) long, 8 in. (19 cm) wide; 9 pairs of veins; dark green streaked with blue and greenish yellow; golden yellow margin; slightly rippled; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; lightly cupped and lightly wavy; broadly ovate; cordate base; petiole is medium green with yellow streaks and edges.
Scape: 27 to 32 in. (69 cm) long; green.
Flower: 2.1 in. (5.83 cm) long; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - July 15 to Aug 15; 7/17-7/29-8/13; *codes 4-4-5;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 5 yrs old; Ann Arbor, MI;
Notable Characteristics: large dark green leaves streaked with blue and greenish-yellow with large golden margins
Seasonal Variation: no
[H. 'First Impressions' H. hypoleuca]

Neutral jody On Oct 26, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 10.75" long, 7.5" wide. Flower scapes 27"-33". [H. First Impressions x H. hypoleuca] E. Elslager 2001

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