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)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):


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:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Durham, Maine

Acton, Massachusetts

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:


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


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.


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


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

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