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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Grey Ghost'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grey Ghost

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

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:
Elliptic
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Slightly Blue-Green
Pale Yellow
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Near White

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lmelling On Jan 29, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

The clump emerges ghostly pale (white or gray) in the spring, then turn a bright butter-yellow and eventually blue in about six weeks. H.'Grey Ghost' is named after Solberg's school football team, The Grey Ghosts. Leaf size 12"L x 8" W.

Neutral jody On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 36". Sport of H. Blue Angel, R. Solberg 2000.

Regional...

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Glouster, Ohio



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