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Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' (Plantain Lily)

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


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 which 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 an excellent pest resistance and is usually spared by slugs.

  • Easy grower, Hosta 'sieboldiana 'Elegans'' grows 26 in. tall (65 cm) and spreads 51 in. (127 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • A sun to part shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, slightly acidic or neutral, well-drained soils. Quite sun tolerant with adequate moisture, its leaves will turn chartreuse if exposed to full sunlight. Shelter from cold, dry winds. Mulch in spring.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as edging plant, underplanting shrubs or in containers. Excellent groundcover too!
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season
  • Propagate by division in late summer or early spring

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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 Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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 Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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