Hosta 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tokudama Aureonebulosa
Hybridized by Maekawa-AHS
Registered or introduced: 1987
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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

Full Shade

Other details:

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Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

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Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:



Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Slightly Blue-Green

Medium Blue-Green

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Blue-Green

Intensely Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Northbrook, Illinois

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Tustin, Michigan

Greensboro, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Haverford, Pennsylvania

Linden, Virginia

Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 19, 2011, CalyCat from Haverford, PA wrote:

I bought this plant more than 10 years ago, and planted it in deep shade. It grew very slowly. Three or four years ago, I moved it to an area with a bit more sun. It seemed happier there, but didn't get much bigger. Two years ago, I reconfigured the garden it was in, ripping out several mature shrubs and leaving as the only shade sources a very old, multi-trunk white birch and a dwarf lilac. The garden now qualifies as "full sun." After this change, my hosta tokudama 'aureoneubulosa' took off. It has more than doubled -- perhaps tripled -- in size in the past two years and is absolutely beautiful. It handled last summer's heat very well. Lesson learned -- this hosta prefers sun to deep shade.


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

a.k.a. Hosta tokudama 'Aureonebulosa'


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

Relatively slow growth rate that eventually becomes 18" high by 42" wide. Leaves average around 7-3/8" long by 6" wide but can be larger on mature specimen; thick underside bloom; leaf blade rotund to broadly oblong-ovate; are cupped and somewhat wavy with a thick substance and heavy corregation. 16-18 vein pairs. Leaf center changes from chartreuse early to medium gold by mid-summer with many pale green and blue-green steaks from the 1' to 1-1/2" margin. Blue-green margins are thinner and colors are not as distinct when the plant is young. May have orangish-gold color in late fall.

Flowers are a narrow funnel-shape; near white with a pale lavendar mid-petal stripe. They are densely clustered on scapes up to 24"; many seed pods develop.

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On Jan 19, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A beautiful hosta, but you must have patience cause the only drawback to this one is it's slow growth.