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Hosta 'Dancing in The Rain'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dancing in The Rain
Additional cultivar information:(PP15977)
Hybridized by Falstad-Walters Gardens
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Plant Size (check one):

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


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Marietta, Georgia

Nilwood, Illinois

Milford, Michigan

Underwood, Minnesota

Rochester, New York

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 5, 2011, JustMe48 from Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A sport of 'Blue Umbrellas.' Outstanding leaves have large, pure white centers with blue-green, jetting margins. Pale lavender flowers. Leaves are of heavy substance, making them more slug resistant. Despite the white center this one seems to grow well. Moderately corrugated. The centers can green a bit in extreme heat. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions. Height 2-3 feet, width 3-4 feet.


On Dec 17, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #15977 - Expiry Date: 05/20/2024