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Blue Ice Hosta

Hosta x 'Blue Ice'

SKU
01746
Intensely blue heart shaped, heavily corrugated leaves are among the bluest of Hostas and very slug resistant. Pale lavender flowers appear on short stems above the foliage. The perfect choice for a shaded rock garden or foreground of a hosta bed. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; forms foliage clump 8 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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