Hosta 'Blue Angel'

Hosta '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 originated by Florence Shaw and registered by Paul Aden (1986). The species, Hosta sieboldiana, is in its genetic background but the narrow, more pointed leaves also shows influence by Hosta montana.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (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."

This cultivar 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 UK.

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