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Hosta
Hosta 'Captain Atom'

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

Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Twisted

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Creamy White

Pure White

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 12, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Informational comment: Sport of H. 'Surprised by Joy'; Originator A. Malloy (ONIR) 1999

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 8"-9". Alex Malloy 1999