Hostas Hosta Plant Records: Alligator Shoes, 2009, Walek, K,; AHS,

Hosta Cultivar (Name): Alligator Shoes

Origin: Dorothy Benedict x montana

R - Registered

Registered Year: 2009

Registered By: Walek, K,; AHS

Originator: Benedict, Herb & Hatfield, Handy

Vein pairs - Number: 13

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

Mound Habits
Growth Rate Average
Proportions (w x h) Tall and Narrow

Mound Size per AHS (W x H), in inches: 52 x 24

Leaf Size (L x W), inches: 11 x 5

Leaf Shape
Base Rounded

Leaf Detail
Substance - Average
Corrugated, Seer-suckered, Dimpled
Edge - Wavy or Piecrust
Dull (not waxy)

Margin Cream
Streaked with Green

Color Pale
Shape - Tubular

Bloom Time (mid-USA)

Other Information
The broad leaf is a unique blue-green colour with a substantial creamy-white border and a tapered point that twists slightly. The immature leaf is smooth but as the plant matures the leaf develops a pebbling on the surface. Likes morning sun.

Crossed Seed Germinates

AHS Registration link:

Hosta Library link:

MyHostas Database link: Shoes

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)

(Image by ViolaAnn)
"'Alligator Shoes' - July 29, 2009"
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