Hosta 'Titanic'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Titanic
Additional cultivar information:(PP12402)
Hybridized by Hansen-Shady Oaks Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

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

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Other details:

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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

Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:



Flower Shape:

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Flower Fragrance:

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Does it set seed?:

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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:

Mentone, Alabama

Marietta, Georgia

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Glouster, Ohio

Lamar, South Carolina

Boston, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 26, 2014, SallieKr from (Sallie) Cherry Valley, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I can't believe there aren't more zipcode reports or comments on this plant. Mine has done well since I planted it about 6 years ago. I'm sure it would be much larger if II paid more attention to it. I planted a Hosta bed under a large tree on the north side of the house to fix an area where grass won't grow. I put in landscape fabric and a small amount of mulch to keep weeds under control, and have never fertilized or watered the area- which is very dry due to the large tree. Titanic is at the west edge of the bed, so receives quite a bit of late afternoon sun. I've never seen a burned leaf, nor had a problem with slugs. It's my favorite of all of the Hostas in my gardens.


On Feb 22, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #12402 - Expiry Date: 12/03/2019


On Feb 12, 2006, Tir_Na_Nog from Houston,
United States (Zone 9b) wrote:

Blooms 2" pale lavendar flowers midsummer.

Apparently called "Titanic" for it's size, catalog description says it grows 4' H x 5 W.