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Other common names
giant blue hosta
Hosta glauca Hosta 'Blue Angel' misapplied
Hosta 'Elegans' Hosta 'Robusta' (fortunei)
Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer
H. sieboldiana var. elegans is a perennial forming a large clump of puckered, broad, blue-grey leaves to 20-30cm in length. Lilac-tinged white, bell-shaped flowers in dense racemes on stems to 75cm
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil with shelter from cold, dry winds. Best in slightly acid or neutral soils, it will grow in alkaline soils if enriched but shallow, chalky soils can cause leaves to yellow. Partial shade is best but it can tolerate some sun if the soil is kept moist. Mulch in spring
Propagate by division in late summer or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season
Pests Prone to slugs and snails; plants in pots can get vine weevil
Generally disease free
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