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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Aachen'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aachen
Hybridized by Malloy; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
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:
Medium

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:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Eleven 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
[H. 'Zebra' unknown]



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