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Hosta
Hosta 'Independence'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Independence
Additional cultivar information:(PP17044)
Hybridized by Westendorp
Registered or introduced: 2004
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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)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

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:

Broadly Ovate

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Twisted

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Green Speckling

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #17044 - Expiry Date: 05/20/2024

Positive

On Aug 6, 2008, Gardenweed from Somers, CT wrote:

Planted H. 'Independence' in light shade 2006. This year (2008) it grew slightly larger & set 34 seed pods after flowers faded. Very attractive mounding habit & distinctive leaf margin speckling. Quite a nice specimen.