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Hosta 'Abby'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abby
Hybridized by Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
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:
Slow

Leaf Shape:
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Semi-bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral jody On Jul 13, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Heart shaped leaves, 18" flower scapes. Sport of H. Gold Drop. P. Ruh 1990.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 4, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Not the fastest growing hosta around, but continually puts out new eyes throughout the growing season. Eyes can easily be separated from the crown (with roots), and new eyes will pop up.

This one was my first to bloom, too, this year (2003).

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Oxford, Connecticut
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
East Norriton, Pennsylvania



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