This is a third generation
seedling which was registered in 1988 by the
British Hosta and
Hemerocallis Society on behalf of the originator,
Eric Smith. It grows
into a medium size hosta about 13
inches in height with a spread of around 37 inches. Bluish lavender
flowers bloom in August followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This is the lone survivor of Eric
Smith's third generation of Tardiana seedlings. For many
years...was thought to be a miniature but it actually forms a
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the smaller members of the Tardiana Group,
taking time to increase in size."
"Plant is small, similar to H. 'Blue Heron' but
darker bluish-green color."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1997 Vol. 28 No. 1) states that, "H. 'Blue Blush' is described in nursery catalogues as "small" or "dwarf." In fact,
when mature it is neither small nor dwarf. As a young plant, 'Blue Blush' is
small, perhaps an 8-inch mound. But after about 5 or so years, it takes off and
becomes a medium size plant. The 'Blue Blush' registration by the
and Hemerocallis Society if for a young - not mature - plant...Sandra
Bond says that if you want to keep 'Blue Blush' small, keep dividing it. She
adds that 'Hadspen Heron', another in the Tardiana Group, responds in the same