'Blue Angel' is a giant (32 inches high by 70 inches wide) plant which is usually included in any list of the top
blue hosta cultivars. The blue-green foliage is slightly
corrugated, broadly ovate-oblong shaped and has thick substance.
It often fades to green by the end of the season. The near-white
flowers bloom from late June into July.
It is another of the many hostas
Florence Shaw and registered by
(1986). The species,
is in its genetic background but the narrow, more pointed leaves also
shows influence by Hosta montana.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), this cultivar "...has become the premier large
blue-green hosta cultivar. It can be used in a variety of ways
in the landscape, including as a ground cover, in small groups,
or as a specimen plant. Though it is not a great breeding plant,
it has been the source of many outstanding sports."
has appeared in several of the Popularity Polls by members of The American Hosta Society. It has also been awarded the Royal Horticultural
Society's Award of Garden Merit in the