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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'A B-1 Bomber'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A B-1 Bomber
Hybridized by E. Elslager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)
Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Upright

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Yellow
Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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) 2002
Plant: 24 in. (61 cm) diameter, 30 in. (76 cm) high; upright; medium.
Leaf: 13 in. (32 cm) long, 10 in. (26 cm) wide; 13 prominent underneath pairs of veins; dark green with ynstable streaks of light green, blue green, greenish yellow and yellow; flat; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; lightly cupped and deeply corrugated; broadly ovate; cordate base; petiole is green streaked with yellow.
Scape: 33 to 37 in. (84 cm) long; green.
Flower: 1.8 in. (5.07 cm) long; purple striping and translucent margins; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - July 15 to Aug 15; 7/12-7/25-8/16; *codes 3-4-5;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 6 yrs old; Ann Arbor, MI;
Notable Characteristics: massive, thick dark-green glaucous leaves streaked with blues and yellows
[H. 'Sea Prize' unknown]

Neutral jody On Jun 23, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 12.5" long, 10.25" wide. Flower scapes 33"-37".



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