Hosta 'Blue Arrow'

The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), says that this plant falls into a category of "cultivars that exhibit many Tardiana-type traits but are not a part of Eric Smith's original group."

The cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by Ken Anderson of Minnesota in 1982. This medium size (16 inches high by 24 inches wide) plant has pale bluish lavender flowers in July or August followed by viable seeds. The leaves are triangular shaped, moderately wavy and have good substance.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "A cursory glance at Paul Aden of New York's compost pile led to the introduction of this cultivar. In a visit to Paul's collection, Ken Anderson discovered an attractive seedling destined to become next year's mulch! Paul gave the unwanted plant to Ken, who realized its considerable value after growing it in his Minnesota collection for a few years."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Much used as a breeding plant...Although not one of the Tardiana Group, it has similar characteristics."



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