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Hosta 'Great Expectations'

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Hosta 'Great Expectations'

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AWESOME! Best selling hosta of all time! Large puckered leaves are edged by wide, irregular margins of blue and light green.


Acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful hosta varieties-the number one seller of all time! The center of H. 'Great Expectations' is a nice yellow in the spring, turning butter-colored later on, or white if it gets a lot of sun. The center will turn green if it's in a lot of shade. This hosta has irregular margins of blue and light green which contrast with the center color very well. The leaves are very puckered. Clusters of white flowers by mid-summer. The leaves have a perfect heart-shape and look great in bouquets. This is a specimen hosta - show it off!
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2000
Growing Zones No
AHS Rating 23
AHS Mini Rating No
Plant - Ploidy Confirmed Diploid 2-2-2
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Density No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Fun Name No
Growth Rate Slow
Plant - Height 29"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Plant Size Large
Sun Resistant Yes
Slug Resistant Yes
Plant - Wave Spacing 54"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 72"
Leaf - Base Rounded
Leaf - Color Detail Chartreuse leaf with a dark green margin
Leaf Color (Center) Yellow Green
Leaf Color (Margin) Green
Leaf - Cupped Lightly
Leaf - Cup Direction Up
Leaf - Flat Edge No
Leaf - Corrugation Intensely
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Substance Good
Leaf - Margin Contortion No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Ovate
Leaf - Size 12" x 10" W
Leaf - Length 6
Leaf - Width 4.5
Leaf - Mottled No
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked No
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Glaucous
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent
Leaf - Vein Pairs 10
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Bracts No
Flower - Branched Scape No
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Color White
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Pod Color No
Flower - Scape Color No
Flower - Scape Height 33
Flower - Scape Height Range 33
Bloom Month(s) July
Flower - Season Middle
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape No
Flower - Viable Seed No
Petiole Color No
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator Bond J
Hybridizing - Namer Bond J
Hybridizing - Introducer Aden P
Hybridizing - Registrant P. Aden
Hybridizing - Sport Of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1988

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

great hosta requires patience
Nice coloring and variegation with heavy substance. Does well in heavier shade as well as moderate sun in western Michigan. This hosta is a very slow grower but certainly worth the wait.
Review by jo / (Posted on 6/2/2015)