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Hosta 'Invincible'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Invincible
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1986
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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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full 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:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure 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:

Mentone, Alabama

Oxford, Connecticut

Bear, Delaware

Marietta, Georgia

Hanna City, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Slidell, Louisiana

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Rochester, Minnesota

Lothair, Montana

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Campobello, South Carolina

Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 19, 2014, anelson from Birchwood, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

Because of it's very shiny leaf, ruffled edge, and slightly lighter green color, it adds a bit of variety to my shade garden. I have it growing where it does get some afternoon sun which doesn't seem to bother it in the least - in fact, when it was in quite a bit of shade it did not do as well for me - maybe that has to do with my zone (3b).


On Aug 25, 2014, holly_grower from Bear, DE wrote:

Very fragrant and tolerant of more sun than most newer hostas. Resembles the old-fashioned August lily (Hosta plantaginea) but with darker leaves. Appears to be quite slug-resistant as well.


On May 27, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This cultivar appear to be a hybrid including the fragrant hosta which are fussy about its location, and another hosta, giving rise to a cutivar that is more vigorous than its fragrant parent. It is a very tough plant that will multiply at a good pace. I have a few plants, will divide them soon.


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

Beautiful and glossy green, this hosta has performed well for me in my northern garden.


On May 2, 2007, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a nice, low growing hosta with shiny bright green leaves. The flowers are very fragrant as well. The smell reminds of gardenia or even a tropical flower. They do well in full sun here in Central Illinois which is a zone 5A according to the USDA hardiness zone charts, 5B/6A according to the arbor day foundation charts. In full sun we do have some scalding but it does recover well and it receives no extra irrigation to stay alive. *HOSTA HVX VIRUS* The plants have been in my yard in several mass plantings since 2004. For the three years ive had them i noticed one plant always looked like the color was spotty along the veins of the leaf. I suspected it was something for the longest time but from everyone i talked with, Hostas suffered few problems. I discovered finally that ... read more


On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 30". Aden 1986.