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’|
|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|