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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Abba Aloft'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abba Aloft
Hybridized by P. Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Shape:
Elliptic
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Pale Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Funnel

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral sanannie On Mar 8, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Registrant: P. Aden, 1990.

Neutral lmelling On Jan 17, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large sport of H. 'Sun Power', that grows to 22" tall and 38" wide, with medium green leaves that have a narrow light chartreuse margin and prominent undulations. Substance is good, leathery. 11 vein pairs.

Pale lavendar flowers in July on scapes to 38".

Regional...

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

Newburgh, Indiana
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Charleston Afb, South Carolina
Cookeville, Tennessee
Obion, Tennessee



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