Hosta Blue Angel

 
Hosta Blue Angel, Hosta, Plantain Lily

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This is one of the big blue Hostas, growing up to 4' tall and wide with dramatically veined, blue-green leaves and lovely blooms. Give this one plenty of space. (Hosta)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 36-44" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 8HOS
A big beauty, Blue Angel makes a dramatic 4-foot centerpiece plant with wide, deeply-veined leaves.

Hostas are shade lovers grown mostly for their beautiful foliage, and they're probably the very best plants for groundcover under trees in most parts of the U.S. Its simple: they're delighted to grow in shady spots where your grass will not. (They are super hardy in cold areas, but are somewhat difficult as far south as the Gulf Coast.)

Any gardener who lives in the huge area where Hostas are popular knows them. Now with over 1000 named cultivars, there are Hosta collectors everywhere. Just choose your favorites from the small, medium, and large sizes, and an endless choice of leaf designs. The plants, members of the lily family, are native to Korea, China and Japan, and gardeners there have used them for centuries for landscaping. The craze for Hostas is more recent in the U.S. And why not? They offer an endless variety of their wonderful fountain mound shape of handsome foliage--in lush shades of green, bluish-green, yellowish green, and all sorts of variegated types. Nothing is easier to grow; in fact, most gardeners simply ignore them, and they form their beautiful round shapes all by themselves, year after year.

Propagation is simple, too: If you've never divided a Hosta, let me tell you how simple and successful it can be. I once volunteered to help a friend divide three or four large, old Hosta clumps into smaller plants to line a shady walk. We began by digging them up, and then split the big fleshy root masses with a hatchet. Underground, Hostas are much like Daylilies, with fleshy, heavy masses of thick rootstocks. Once, we had the old clumps chopped into 8 or 10 equal-size pieces each, we simply dug a trench on both sides of the shady walk, and buried the pieces spaced evenly apart. They looked fine on through that summer, and the very next spring, each one was up, healthy, and already formed into a perfect circle! So don't think if you divide yours, you'll disturb that wonderful round fountain shape. They just recover and create a new whorled circle wherever you put the divided pieces. Today, that walk is edged with large, lush circles of Hosta foliage all season long.

The Flowers Yes, Hostas do flower, and some cultivars have quite beautiful blooms, mostly purplish, blue or white, on tall lily-like stems above the foliage. Hosta purists often nip off the flower stalks before they can bloom, preferring to throw all the growth into the all-important foliage of the plants.

SKU 8HOS
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-44" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue
Foliage Heavy textured blue leaves.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsHosta Blue Angel
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual hobbyist (3), Getting started (3)

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5.0

Beautiful plants

By 

from Sunland, CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

    I planted two in a well-shaded spot in my garden where they are holding their own. They are no fuss except for watering. These hostas have lovely blue-green foliage. Next year after they establish themseelves, they will grow better. My area is very hot (Sunland, CA) and it does take a season for new plants to develop a root system to support well-being in this harsh climate.

     
    5.0

    Angels in Blue

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    from Franklin, TN

    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast Plant Safe Delivery
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

        Thank you for great plants received ready for new home plantings.

         
        5.0

        Healthy root stock.

        By 

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Early signs of growth
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

        • Colors Not As Expected

        Best Uses

        • Center

        Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

        I use the hosta as a center plant in a shade garden.

         
        5.0

        amazing grower

        By 

        from Altadena, Ca

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

            Beautiful color, grew really fast!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Hosta-Reasonable Price

            By 

            from West Milford,NJ

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

              Ordered several dozen Blue Angel and Francis Williams hostas Beautiful hosta-reasonably priced-visible growth in two days. Still waiting for growth from other company's hostas ordered in fall-with no guarantee. Confident in American Meadows integrity and sincere desire for me to succeed.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              lovely big hosta

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              from rockville md

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Hosta Blue Angel:

                Big beautiful blue hosta for the shady garden area. A little slow to grow but worth the wait.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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