Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fragrant Bouquet
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Plant Size (check one):

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


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

4 (Above Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Pale Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:


Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Yes; seed is not viable

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Near White

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama

Dade City, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Braselton, Georgia

Cordele, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Bloomington, Illinois

Caseyville, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Topeka, Kansas

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan(2 reports)

Milaca, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Fanwood, New Jersey

Freehold, New Jersey

Albany, New York

Medora, North Dakota

Bucyrus, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

Newport, Rhode Island

Summerville, South Carolina

Memphis, Tennessee

Flint, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Augusta, Wisconsin

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Owen, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 17, 2012, darobi2459 from Bloomington, IL wrote:

We have had a real drout this year and all my other varieties of hostas look real bad, and this one has taken the heat like no other hosta I have seen. No burnt leaves, and it blooms in Aug with fragrance that rivals any rose! One of my fav plants.


On Oct 6, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Nice hosta,great cut flower for indoor fragrance.


On Apr 4, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

WONDERFULLY FRAGRANT! Plants have a beautiful fragrance reminicscent of a mix of lilies (lilium) and lily of hte valley.... Very nice.... worth growing for fragrance alone..... :)


On Aug 9, 2003, darius from So.App.Mtns.,
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

Wonderfully fragrant flowers! Less bothered by pests than my other hostas.


On Aug 11, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows fairly quickly and always looks good. Snails like it a bit, at least here in the south, but that's the only real concern.

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 1998.


On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flowers are pale lavender to near white, scapes are 30"-45". It does not set a lot of seed and they are not always viable when set. Registered by Paul Aden 1982.


On May 17, 2002, sumi wrote:

Photos don't do justice to the lovely apple green color of this plants leaves. Easy to grow, and a good selection for a medium to large plant.