hosta ‘Blue Angel’

​Hosta ‘Blue Angel’ is one of the largest blue-leaved hostas. Its wide leaves look great in the shade, serving as a calming spot for the eye to rest in the heat of summer.

H. ‘Blue Angel’ a cross between H. ‘Aden 365’ and H. ‘Aden 361’, it grows in clumps to 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Tall stalks of bell-shaped lavender-white flowers rise above the thick blue- green foliage in mid-summer. Best blue foliage color occurs in light shade with tolerance for some morning sun. Hostas are native to woods throughout Eastern Asia. Another common name for hosta is Funkia after a former botanical name honoring botanist Heinrich Christian Funk.

Botanical Name Hosta ‘Blue Angel’
Common Name hosta ‘Blue Angel’
Family Asparagaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Part Shade to Full Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer
Height and Spread 3ft x 4ft (91.44cm x 121.92cm)
Flower Color White, Purple
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin. A cross between Hosta ‘Aden 365’ and Hosta ‘Aden 361’
Location in Lurie Garden East Dark Plate