Hosta
Hosta 'Captain Kirk'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Captain Kirk
Hybridized by K. Brill
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 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:

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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

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Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

Yellow

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Gorgeous hosta! Large leaves and very slug resistant!

Positive

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

one of my favorite hostas for looking good all season long

Neutral

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

Kirk Brill 1999, sport of H. Gold Standard.