Hosta 'Barbara May'

Bob Solberg of North Carolina registered this cultivar in 2004. It is the result of a cross of an unnamed seedling (H. pycnophylla x H. 'Harvest Dandy') and an unnamed seedling (H. 'Blue Arrow' x H. 'Sea Fire').

A medium size (13 inches tall by about 40 inches wide), semi-upright plant, it has slightly rippled, blue-green foliage and lavender flowers from late July into August. It has good leaf substance.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states: "One of a range of blue-leaved hybrids raised by its introducer to produce leaves which hold their color well through the summer."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue My Mind'.

       

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