Hosta 'Blue Jay'

 

Registered by Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1987, this self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Dorset Blue' has deep blue foliage and typical H. 'Tardiana' type characteristics. It forms a medium sized (16 inches high) mound of nearly heart shaped leaves that have thick substance. The flowers are a very pale lavender and appear in August.

The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), 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 Hearts' and H. 'Brother Ronald'.

Seedlings include H. 'Mourning Dove' and H. 'Prairie Sky'.

 

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