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Hosat 'Olive Bailey Langdon'

Plant Type: Hostas

Olive Bailey Langdon Hosta (O’Harra) – Large – An improved ‘Frances Williams.’ Nicely puckered, large round blue/green leaves with gold and cream edge. White flowers in early June.

Similar to ‘Frances Williams’, but much improved. Hosta ‘Olive Bailey Langdon’ has rounded and nicely corrugated leaves typical of seiboldiana type plants. The glaucous blue leaves are edged with a wide, gold margin. Unlike many other similar plants, Hosta ‘Olive Bailey Langdon’ does not burn. A slow, but steady grower with a classic, yet trouble free look.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Somewhat similar to other H. 'Frances Williams' types, but this one is different and we've seen no burning of leaf edge to date.

Flower Color

Near White

Foliage Color

Large green with irregular gold margins

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Most shade loving plants.

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist, Rich organic soil

Characteristics & Attributes


(R. O'Harra/O'Harra Hosta Society, 1999) L This spectacular Russ O'Harra hosta was named in honor of a past president of the American Hosta Society. Similar to 'Frances Williams', we recommend it as a replacement because it has more of a glaucus bloom (powder coating) on the leaf and displays its variegation color later in the season protecting it from the burning to which 'Frances Williams' is prone. Beautiful round leaves are margined with gold. Typical leaf corrugation and plant growth of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'.

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Resistance to slugs


Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests