Hosta
Hosta 'A Many Splendored Thing'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Many Splendored Thing
Hybridized by Elslager
Registered or introduced: 1999
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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:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Glouster, Ohio

Cookeville, Tennessee

New Richmond, Wisconsin

Owen, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 1999
Plant: 43 in. (109 cm) diameter, 24 in. (61 cm) high; upright; slow.
Leaf: 12 in. (29 cm) long, 10 in. (24 cm) wide; 17 to 18 pairs of veins; dark green; golden yellow margin; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; ovate; cordate base;
Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; striped; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - Summer Period;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
[H. 'Dorothy Benedict' H. hypoleuca]

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

Leaf size: 11.5" long, 9.5" wide. E. Elslager 1999.