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Hosta ‘Blue Cadet’

Blue Cadet’ is one of the bluest of the smaller Hosta. A very attractive, low-growing clump of blue-gray leaves that only reaches about 1 foot across. The light violet flowers are another nice asset. This hosta holds up extremely well right up to first frost! One of the top rated blues. It is widely used as a ground cover and an edging plant. Plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely.

Availability

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HO146BAG Hosta 'Blue Cadet' 25 30 $68.75
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Plant Details +

Size 1-2 eye
Height 15-20"
Spacing 28"
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 Medium lavender
Bloomtime August - September

General Information +

Botanical: Hosta

Common: Fragrant Plantain-Lily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta have a mounded growth habit and are 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 +

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

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.