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Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ (Plantain Lily)

Giant Blue Hosta, Hosta Glauca, Hosta 'Blue Angel', Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

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Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans, Giant Blue Hosta, Hosta Glauca, Hosta 'Blue Angel', Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans', Shade perennials, Plants for shade
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans, Giant Blue Hosta, Hosta Glauca, Hosta 'Blue Angel', Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans', Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Noted for its superb leaf color, Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ is a large Hosta with heart-shaped, puckered, thick, blue-gray leaves, 13 in. long (32 cm). Forming a dense mound that crowds out garden weeds, the pretty foliage is topped in late spring to midsummer with racemes of lilac-tinged white, bell-shaped flowers rising on scapes 27 in. long (67 cm). Slow-growing, this perennial Hosta enjoys excellent pest resistance and is usually spared by slugs.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows 26 in. tall (65 cm) and spreads 51 in. (127 cm).
  • Perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in bed and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. Great as a groundcover or underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant’s growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Plantain Lily)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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