Hosta
Hosta 'El Nino'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: El Nino
Additional cultivar information:(PP14632, aka El Nio)
Hybridized by Warmerdam
Registered or introduced: 2002
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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:

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:

Upright

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/16" - 1/8"

1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Royal Oak, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

Plant Patent #14632 - Expiry Date: 12/06/2022

Positive

On Jun 28, 2008, Gardenweed from Somers, CT wrote:

Bought this in 2005 and it is thriving in dappled sun on the northeast corner of my garage. Elegant, small to medium size hosta. Nice addition to the garden.

Neutral

On Jun 14, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24". H. Halcyon hybrid. PPAF/CPBRAF P. TH. Warmerdam 2003.