Hostas Hosta Plant Records: Great Expectations, 1988, Aden, Paul

Hosta Cultivar (Name): Great Expectations

Origin: sieboldiana Elegans sport

Registered?
R - Registered

Registered Year: 1988

Registered By: Aden, Paul

Vein pairs - Number: 10

Mound General size
Large (18" to 28" height)

Mound Habits
Growth Rate Slow

Mound Size per AHS (W x H), in inches: 33 x 22

Leaf Size (L x W), inches: 6 x 5

Leaf Shape
Broadly Ovate
Base Heart-Shaped

Leaf Detail
Substance - Average
Smooth

Color
Chartreuse
Margin Green
Margin Wide
Margin Uneven
Changes Coloring (Summer into Fall)

Flower
White
Average

Bloom Time (mid-USA)
June
July
August

Scape
Inflorescent Leafy
Scapes Average (proportion to mound size)

Other Information
Large round puckered leaves with wide, irregular margins of blue and light green.

Patented (PPAF)?
No

AHS Registration link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=2430&Variety=Gre...

MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/view/Great Expectations

Hardiness (Zones) Note: still populating field*
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)

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