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Blue Angel Hosta

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One of the largest blue-leafed Hostas available; extra large, heavily textured, heart-shaped blue-green leaves create large, dense mounds; light lavender flowers appear in mid summer; adds color, texture and contrast to shaded garden beds

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Plantain Lily, Funkia
Average Landscape Height:
30 inches (4 feet with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Genus:
Hosta
Cultivar:
Blue Angel
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
over mound
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
30 inches
Flower Color:
lavender
Flower Form:
bell
Flower Period:
in mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Maximum Light:
partial shade
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Blue Angel Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive enormous textured heart-shaped leaves emerge blue in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Angel Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

Planting & Growing

Blue Angel Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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