Hosta
Hosta 'Alex Summers'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alex Summers
Hybridized by Santa Lucia
Registered or introduced: 1989
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Itasca, Illinois

Royal Oak, Michigan

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Owen, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 19, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

This hosta has grown very well for me and slugs do not seem interested. Growing it in dappled shade sustains the glaucous bloom. It's a 'Gold Regal' mutation.

Neutral

On Aug 9, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 28" high. Lucia 1989.