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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Dragon Tails'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dragon Tails

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Plant Size (check one):
Dwarf (leaf < 2.0 square inches, plant < 4 tall)

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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:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:
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Leaf Texture (top):
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Leaf Texture (bottom):
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Leaf Substance:
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Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
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Appearance of Margin:
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Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral JenDion On Sep 16, 2013, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The DG profile for this plant states that it's growth rate is Fast, but in my experience it is SLOW....I have it growing in fairly solid shade, but it gets late afternoon/evening sun, and is growing in excellent compost-rich soil, and it has barely increased in size in over a year.


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

Peoria, Illinois
Bloomington, Indiana
East Tawas, Michigan
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Coshocton, Ohio
Williamsburg, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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