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Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'

Plant Type: Hostas

This early Aden introduction has shiny blue-green leaves that will reach immense proportions. With its rapid growth rate and huge size it will quickly become a giant. Lavender flowers in early summer.

Paul Aden gave us this large plant in 1978. The parentage is 'Tokudama' x sieboldiana 'Elegans'. A mature clump may well be 4 1/2' x 3' tall. The light lavender flowers appear on 36" bloom scapes. It grows rapidly and prefers 1/2 to nearly full shade. It has excellent substance and texture. The giant blue-green cordate leaves are 12" long by 10" wide. The flowers are lavender.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:


This very large hosta may be best utilized as a specimen or large clump planting in shady locations in the woodland garden, perennial border or naturalized area. It is also effective planted on a slope where it can help reduce soil erosion.

Flower Color

Almost white with lavender tinge

Foliage Color

Blue-green

Plant Spread

3 - 4 feet

Good Companions

Plant Height

2.5 to 3 feet

Scape Height

36"

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Medium moist

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

As the cultivar name indicates, this is an immense hosta growing to 36" high and 48" in diameter. Features large (13 x 10"), heart-shaped, thick-textured, corrugated, blue-green leaves and racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers on scapes up to 42". A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown primarily for its beautiful foliage which provides color, contrast and texture to the landscape. Dense foliage crowds out garden weeds. American Hosta Society Midwest Blue Award (1987).

Bloom Time

June

Critter Resistance

Resistance to slugs

Exposure

Part shade to full shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests