Blue Angel Plantain Lily
Blue Angel Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Blue Angel'Item #0687 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
The largest of the blue hostas with pointed, silver-blue leaves forming a lush, compact, 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:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Foliage 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 6 ft. wide; flower stems 3 to 4 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh HIB-ridPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 6 ft. wide; flower stems 3 to 4 ft. tall.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage 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. 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 InformationBest in humus-rich, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Hostacontains over forty different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea, from which most ofour modern hybrids descend reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introducced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. Much breeding has produced a huge range of platns 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 American's claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.