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Scientific Name: Hosta cvs.
Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
Common Name: hosta, plantain lily
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Clump forming; leaves large, cordate, with heavy parallel venation towards the apex; florets with 6 tepals in racemes to 80 cm tall.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 1 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Over 5000 cvs.
hosta, plantain lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green, Green-yellow, Yellow, Silver / Grayish, Nearly White, depends on cv.
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Leaves variegated, most with long petiole

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Pink
Flower Scent: None, Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: one sided; florets with 6 tepals, most pendulous on scpes to 80 cm tall

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown, Black, Green
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, Persistent
Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Organ Modifications: Fleshy monocot roots, Leaf-like bracts, some form stolons or rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts, Tissue culture
Pest Susceptibility: Nematodes, Slugs or snails, ( Disease resistant )
Specific Pests: deer, vine weevil
(CGW) Community Garden West : cv. Gypsy Rose
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(GAZE) GAZebo East
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cvs. Gold Edger, Frances Williams, Sum and Substance, H. sieboldiana
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa : cvs. Color Festival, Liberty, June
(MCF) Main Courtyard Fountain : cv. Blue Boy, H. sieboldiana
(ONE) Overpass North side East : cv. Patriot
(ONW) Overpass North side West : cv. Chain Lightning, First Frost,Amalia ,Brother Stefan,Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,Orange Marmalde,Rainbow End,Guacamole,Color Festival,Coloured Hunk, Amgelique
(PDW) PonD West : cv. June
(PHA) PolyHouse and Area
(PPL) Pine PLanting : cvs. Aristocrat, Dawn's Early Light, Kiwi Full Monty, Gray Cole
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cvs. Halcyon, Invincible, Love Pat, June
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