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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Dream Weaver'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dream Weaver
Hybridized by Ruetenik/Walek; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Malus2006 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 Gardenweed 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 lmelling 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 jody On Feb 2, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

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


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

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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