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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Drummer Boy'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Drummer Boy
Hybridized by Moldovan; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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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 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:
Non-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:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Shape:
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive my_gardens_rock On Apr 3, 2012, my_gardens_rock from Parkman, OH wrote:

I purchased one 'Drummer Boy' years ago, and divided it into 3 at some point. After a few more years, all three needed division again. I ended up with 15 small clumps and 5 larger ones - I just got tired of fighting with the thick roots! The plants are beautiful - nice and full, and seem to be slug resistant. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of them last year. However, it won't be long before these fill in the bed again. They are planted near the foundation of my house, on the north side. (Northeast Ohio)

Neutral jody On Feb 2, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 30". Moldovan 1983.

Regional...

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

Glouster, Ohio



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