Hosta 'Fried Bananas'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fried Bananas
Hybridized by Solberg
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Plant Size (check one):

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

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


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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:


Growth Rate:



Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)


Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

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 has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonifay, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Waterman, Illinois

Davenport, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Adamstown, Maryland

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Independence, Missouri

Charlotte, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Rockwood, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 16, 2005, spoole from Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I live in North Carolina and have a sunny, south-facing bed in front of my house that needed some bright green color. At the reputable gardening center where I purchased my Fried Bananas Hostas, the attached tag said they tolerated sun, so I was hopeful that they would do well in my front bed. I planted two of them in early March, and they both immediately began to thrive and quickly doubled in size. It is now July, and they're both doing extremely is even starting to send up bloom shoots. The color on the new leaves is bright lime green, fading to a pale green-gold on the more mature leaves. I was delighted to find a hosta that would perform so well in a sunny location. The lime color nicely complements the flaming red crocosmia that I have planted behind the hostas.


On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Mound is low so i put it in pot has grown good since, appears the plant will be large.


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

sport of Guacamole. Solberg 1994.