Blue Angel Plantain Lily
Blue Angel Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Blue Angel'Item #0687 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
The largest of the blue hostas with pointed, silver-blue leaves forming a lush, dense, cascading mound. White, bell-like flowers on tall stems adorn the huge clump in summer. Sure to attract attention in the dappled shade garden. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage clumps 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; flowers 3 to 4 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage clumps 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; flowers 3 to 4 ft. tall.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasExceptional hosta for massing beneath the canopy of shade trees. Perfect for fleshing out foundation beds under low windows. A popular candidate for side yards and smaller urban plots suffering from over-influence by multistory buildings. A real standout in large pots paired with golden foliage.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Hosta contains many different species mostly native to China and Japan. Hosta plantaginea, from which most modern hybrids descend, reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introduced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. All fragrant hostas have some H. plantaginea in their background. Much breeding has produced a huge range of plants with a variety of qualities. This cultivar is a sport of Hosta 'Patriot'.Lore:Hosta is the grown up cousin to the plantain weed, which came to America with colonials. It naturalized so easily that Native Americans claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.