Hosta
Hosta ventricosa 'Aureo-maculata'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: ventricosa (ven-tre-KO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureo-maculata
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to 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:

Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Purple

Regional

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

Slidell, Louisiana

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Greene, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 7, 2013, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

It grows very well in my garden. I divided it this year after a very successful transplant 2 years ago.

Positive

On Dec 16, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

A natural sport of the species ventricosa.

Although I normally go for thicker substance hostas, this one's spring colours always makes me do a double take and has earned a place in my garden. It fades to all green by mid July here (zone 4b) but it's a lovely dark, shiny green.

I've placed it where it gets a few hours of morning sun and bright shade the rest of the day and it is happy and growing well. I have found it to be a good increaser.