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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta laevigata

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: laevigata (lee-vih-GAY-tuh) (Info)

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 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:
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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Lance
Elliptic

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Late

Flower Shape:
Spider

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pure White
Deep Purple

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral lmelling On Jan 17, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Hosta laevigata (species) becomes a dense mound 12" high by 29" wide, of very wavy, bright green foliage. The leaves are 8" long by 2-1/2" wide; shiny, dark green blade, which is narrowly elliptic to laceolate. The margins are quite wavy and leaves have a very shiny underside. They have a smooth texture, good substance and 4 to 5 vein pairs.

Spidery flowers arrive late August into September, purple except for two areas of white at the petal base. Petals are thin, very thin flower buds on scapes up to 43" high. Fertile.

Until 1990 or thereabouts, Hosta laevigata was unknown. Schmid (1991) reported that the original material was obtained from seed collected out of wild populations growning on islands off the coast of Korea.

Regional...

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

Traverse City, Michigan
Cincinnati, Ohio



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