Hosta 'Regal Splendor'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Regal Splendor
Hybridized by Walters Gardens
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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 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:

Partial to Full Shade

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):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:


Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Medium 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:

Somers, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Itasca, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Portland, Indiana

Durham, Maine

Adamstown, Maryland

Flushing, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Fountain, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Moberly, Missouri

Kingston, New Hampshire

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Schenectady, New York

Davidson, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 6, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

a.k.a. Hosta nigrescens 'Regal Splendor'


On Aug 6, 2007, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine is an offshoot from Sanannie's. Have had it a bit more than a year. The growth rate is amazing and the height of the flower scapes is truly regal. I really like this one.


On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large, sport of 'Krossa Regal' that forms a vase shaped mound of creamy margined foliage. Leaves are 11" long by 7" wide with 1/4" to 3/4" wide yellow margin that turns creamy white. The margin is often much wider near the base and toward mid-leaf, narrower near the tip - and can vary from plant to plant. Leaves have a thick underside bloom and have an ovate blade shape with wavy margins, and a smooth texture with thick substance. 12-13 vein pairs.

Medium funnel shaped lavendar flowers late July into mid-August. with scapes from 36" to 60". Sterile pods. Registered by Walters Gardens in 1987.


On Jan 8, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 2003!


On Aug 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very impressive mound that is vase shaped. FLowr scapes get 3'-5'.