Hosta
Hosta 'Abba Aloft'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abba Aloft
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 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:

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:

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

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:

Newburgh, Indiana

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Charleston Afb, South Carolina

Cookeville, Tennessee

Obion, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
neutrals
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

Registrant: P. Aden, 1990.

Neutral

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".