Hosta
Hosta 'Carousel'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh)
Cultivar: Carousel
Hybridized by Lachman 1989

Plant Size (check one)
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness
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

Patent Information
Non-patented

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit
Mound-like

Growth Rate

Leaf Shape
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance

Degree to which the appearance is present

Leaf Texture (top)

Leaf Texture (bottom)

Leaf Substance

Leaf Color
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin
Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin

Margin Width

Bloom Time
Mid
Mid/Late

Flower Shape

Flower Fragrance
No fragrance

Does it set seed?

Bloom Color
Pale Lavender

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow