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Hosta
Hosta 'Dream Weaver'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dream Weaver
Hybridized by Ruetenik/Walek
Registered or introduced: 1996
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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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Pale Yellow

Creamy White

Pure White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

3" - 3 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

Regional

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

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Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Durham, Maine

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Orrville, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Owen, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On Aug 11, 2010, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Not a particular vigorous hosta, especially in woodland shade - have the same flaws as Great Expectations

Positive

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

Gorgeous hosta! Creamy white flowers are just the icing on the cake with this one. Forms a generous mound that really stands out from the rest.

Positive

On Jun 10, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Sport of 'Great Expectations' Moderate growth rate. Mature leaves are nearly round 10-1/2" by 9" with a cordate base; lightly cupped and rugose. Leaves start out slightly creamy yellow in spring. turning pure white with much wider, blue-green margins than parent; 17 vein pairs; dull on top and has a glaucous bloom on the underside . Margin 3" to 3-1/2" with a 2-3" center at its widest point vs 5" on its parent (Zilis). Becomes a medium sized mound 18"H x 30"W with 30" flower scapes. The flowers are bell-shaped and near-white.

Registered by Kevin Walek and B. Ruetenik in 1996

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 25"-36". Ruetenik/Walek 1996, sport of H. Great Expectations.