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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta sieboldiana

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: sieboldiana (see-bold-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

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

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Growing Habit:
Upright

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White
Pale Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral lmelling On Jan 14, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Leaves 17-1/2" long by 10-3/4" wide; slightly blue early, turns dark to medium green most of the season. Thin underside bloom with a thick substance and 16-18 vein pairs. Blade is oblong-ovate to broadly ovate with a slightly rippled, wavy margin. There might be slight corrugation.

Flowers from late June into mid-July; near-white witha pale lavendar mid-petal stripe. Open funnel shape, scapes 22-35" tall; many long seed pods develop.

While many of us think of "Elegans" as the consumate H. sieboldiana, I've found by reading about the actual species that, although popular in the U.S. and elsewhere, 'Elegans' was developed in Germany over 90 years ago, and is not a true representative of the species. In "true" species leaves lack corrugation, the blade is narrower and the underside bloom thinner. (M. Zilis The Hosta Handbook).

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Oxford, Connecticut
Blairsville, Georgia
Quincy, Illinois
Lexington, Massachusetts
Traverse City, Michigan
Piedmont, Missouri
Havre, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Medora, North Dakota
Bay City, Texas
Springfield, Virginia
Kalama, Washington



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