Hosta 'Blue Chip'

This small size hosta has deep blue foliage with thick substance. It was originated by Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and Dr. Bob Olson of Minnesota in 1997. The pale lavender flowers are borne in clusters on 10 inch scapes. The plant is a self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Dorset Blue' and very slowly grows to be a small size (9 inches high) clump is about 18 inches wide. Its foliage has thick substance and is considered slug resistant.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that this plant falls into a category of "cultivars that exhibit many Tardiana traits but are not a part of Eric Smith's original group."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue Ice', H. 'Cool Blue' and H. 'Dorset Blue'.

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