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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Captain Kirk'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Captain Kirk
Hybridized by K. Brill; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 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:
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:
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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:
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
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Appearance of Margin:
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Margin Width:
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Bloom Time:
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Flower Shape:
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Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
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Bloom Color:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kentstar On May 27, 2012, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Gorgeous hosta! Large leaves and very slug resistant!

Positive handhelpers On Aug 17, 2006, handhelpers from Coopersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

one of my favorite hostas for looking good all season long

Neutral jody On Jan 1, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Kirk Brill 1999, sport of H. Gold Standard.


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

Lac Du Bonnet,
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Marietta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Kansas City, Missouri
Annandale, New Jersey
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lexington, Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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