Hosta 'Blue Challenger'

As a seedling of ‘Halcyon,’  ‘Blue Challenger’ (Rawson NR) emerges in spring as a blue-green hosta.  However, by the first or second week of June, 'Blue Challenger' will knock your socks off by turning an awesome blue, blue color.  Visitors often gravitate toward this one because it is the very bluest hosta in my garden, even bluer than ‘Halcyon.’

In size and physical characteristics, slightly larger than ‘Halcyon’ (3’ wide) with very lightly puckered heart-shaped leaves.  ‘Blue Challenger’ needs some afternoon shade to preserve its frosty blue, blue color. Parentage: 'Halcyon' X OP

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