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Hosta ‘Blue Angel’

This is without a doubt one of the most sought-after blue Hostas on the market today. Gigantic, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves are of heavy substance and are very slug resistant ‘Blue Angel’ will produce a very large mound of impressive, moderately wavy and corrugated foliage that makes a great specimen plant. Leaves have thick substance. Plus, it grows fast, even in deep shade. Light lavender flowers are held attractively above the foliage on 48″ scapes in midsummer. Attracts hummingbirds! The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta performs well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

‘Blue Angel’ has huge, heavily textured blue-gray leaves, that can be 12 inches across and 16 inches long. This plant forms a graceful 4 x 4-foot mound, topped by tall spikes of midsummer flowers. Very good plant form and possibly the largest blue variety. One of the giant hostas, and great as an architectural specimen or in indoor arrangements. Prefers full shade to 3/4 sun.

‘Blue Angel’ is a giant, blue-leaved hosta that grows in a mound to 36″ tall and to 48″ wide. It features thick, heavy-textured, slightly convex, wide-oval, blue-green leaves with light marginal undulations, ribbed veins, cuspidate tips and cordate bases. Best blue foliage color occurs in light shade with tolerance for some morning sun. Bell-shaped, bloom in a dense raceme in mid-summer atop an erect, leafy, gray-green scape rising to 48″ tall. This is one of the largest of the blue-leaved hostas.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
HO705BAG Hosta 'Blue Angel' 25 15 $66.25
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Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta 'Blue Angel'
Common Name Hosta or Plantain-Lily
Family Asparagaceae
Size 1-2 eye
Height 36" plant & 48" scapes with flowers
Spacing 36-48"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage.
Flower Light lavender
Bloomtime Midsummer

General Information +

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta has a mounded growth habit and is ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.