Hosta 'Aachen'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aachen
Hybridized by Malloy
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

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

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: A. Malloy (ONIR) 2005
Plant: 37 in. (94 cm) diameter, 16 in. (41 cm) high; mound-like; medium.
Leaf: 9 in. (23 cm) long, 6 in. (15 cm) wide; 10 pairs of veins; medium blue-green; white margin; glaucous bloom on top; glaucous bloom underneath; broadly ovate; rounded base; petiole is green.
Scape: 35 in. (89 cm) long; light green.
Flower: 2.25 in. (6.21 cm) long; tubular; South Salem, NY - June 1 to July 15; 7/5-7/15-7/30;
Seed: sets viable seed;green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 7 yrs old; South Salem, NY;
Notable Characteristics: blue with white edge and frosted back
Seasonal Variation: blue eventually goes green
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