Hosta 'Wide Brim'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wide Brim
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1979
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Plant Size (check one):

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


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

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:

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:

Medium Green

Dark Green


Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:


Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

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:


, Alberta

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Oxford, Connecticut

Bonifay, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Caseyville, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Burlington, Iowa

Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

South Lyon, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lothair, Montana

Tilden, Nebraska

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Greene, New York

New Hyde Park, New York

Shirley, New York

Dudley, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Millerstown, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (2 reports)

North Augusta, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Port Arthur, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Chantilly, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia (2 reports)

Williamsburg, Virginia

Bellevue, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Stanwood, Washington

Sunnyslope, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms June-July in my garden.


On May 29, 2010, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

Easy to grow, vigorous, easy to divide and move around. It's a staple for me. I started with one plant 3 years ago and now I have 4 huge clumps that I am going to divide again this year. Some I have in deep shade and some in areas that get a little sun. Both are growing well. I haven't had any problems with slugs bothering it.


On Sep 13, 2008, gardenlady123 from Plainwell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Georeous hosta. Nice verigation for the shade.


On Jul 10, 2007, Jennie_in_MT from Lothair, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:

A reliable plant in my northern garden. I have given it no extra TLC and still it rewards me with that wide band around the green. Love it!


On Nov 12, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

I gave a 'neutral' vote because the slugs love it so much in my garden. However, I'd never get rid of it because it's so beautiful in the spring. I'll just have to be more vigilant with the slug control.


On May 28, 2003, macredtoo from Shirley, NY wrote:

I bought the plant in a 1 gallon container, about a month ago, in April. It is gorgeous! Bright colors, wavy almost heart shapes leaves, look like they are in movement.It is in good shade dappled sunlight. It does like a lot of water.Seems like a fast grower too.


On Jan 22, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Registered by Paul Aden in 1979, a hybrid of 'Bold One' x 'Bold Ribbons'.


On Aug 6, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

In the south, this hosta needs a lot of shade and extra water. It tends to want to burn. Other than that, it's lovely.


On May 17, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant has striking foliage colors and fast growth.