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Hosta 'Blue Hawaii'

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Blue Hawaii Hosta (Hosta 'Blue Hawaii') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Blue Hawaii Hosta

Blue Hawaii Hosta

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

An upright, vase shaped variety with slightly cupped, corrugated, powder-blue foliage that holds its color; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; spikes of very pale lavender flowers in early summer

Ornamental Features

Blue Hawaii Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain powder blue in color with hints of bluish-green throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Hawaii Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Blue Hawaii Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Hawaii Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features