• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; foliage clumps reach 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Splendid Foliage for Shade
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; foliage clumps reach 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • 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 shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Hosta of the Year in 2009 by the American Hosta Growers. 'Earth Angel' Hosta is a sport of the infamous 'Blue Angel' Hosta.