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Hosta
Hosta 'Risky Business'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Risky Business
Hybridized by Hansen/Avent
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Twisted

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Pure White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Mentone, Alabama

Marietta, Georgia

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Pontiac, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Glouster, Ohio

Red Rock, Ontario

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 29, 2007, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Risky Business' has been an extremely vigorous Hosta for us, tripled in size after 2 years. Nice clean foliage with excellent contrast of rich green and white variegation.

Neutral

On Aug 18, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 7" long, 5.5" wide. Flower scapes 27". Sport of H. Striptease. H. Hansen/T. Avent 2002.