Hosta
Hosta 'A 1-A-Day Delight'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A 1-A-Day Delight
Hybridized by Elslager
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >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:

Light Shade

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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Dark Green

Medium Blue-Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Yellow

Creamy White

Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

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:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 2003
Plant: 40 in. (102 cm) diameter, 29 in. (74 cm) high; upright; slow.
Leaf: 15 in. (37 cm) long, 10 in. (26 cm) wide; 15 prominent underneath pairs of veins; blue green with unstable streaks of dark green, light green, greenish yellow, yellow and creamy whit; slightly rippled; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; and moderately wavy; broadly ovate; cordate base; petiole is medium green with dark green edges.
Scape: 28 to 32 in. (71 cm) long; glaucous green.
Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - July 15 to Aug 15; 6/22-7/6-7/18; *codes 3-4-4;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 7 yrs old; Ann Arbor... read more

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On Jun 10, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 14.5" long, 10.25" wide. Flower scapes to 32".