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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'A 1-A-Day Delight'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A 1-A-Day Delight
Hybridized by E. Elslager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
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:
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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Eleven 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, MI;
Notable Characteristics: giant, streaked, white backed pod parent with good substance
[H. 'Jim Wilkins' unknown]

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

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



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