Hosta 'Monty Python'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Monty Python
Hybridized by Zilis-Vanous
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Plant Size (check one):

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


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:

Near White

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 1, 2012, ruby42 from Cape May Court House, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

'Monty Python' M. Zilis (OIR) M. Vanous (N) 2009 Plant: 28 in. (71 cm) diameter, 13 in. (33 cm) high; mound-like; medium. Leaf: 7 in. (18 cm) long, 4 in. (10 cm) wide; 10 to 11 pairs of veins; green and golden yellow streaked; dull on top; glaucous bloom underneath; moderately cupped, moderately wavy; ovate; cordate base; Scape: 18 in. (46 cm) long; Flower: tubular; Rochelle, IL - July 15 to Aug 15; sport of H. 'My Cup of Tea