• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasShimmering, frosty-blue upright foliage makes this hosta a real standout in the shade garden. Pale lavender flowers are displayed on 5-foot tall stalks above the foliage. Thick leaves resist slug damage. Makes a dramatic statement when paired with creamy variegated hostas. An herbaceous perennial.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Astilbe (Astilbe); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during 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:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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