Hosta 'Chesapeake Bay'

Olga Petryszyn of Indiana crossed a seedling of (H. 'Maui Rains' × H. 'Blue Arrow') × H. 'Blue Betty Lou' which resulted in this cultivar which was registered in 2004. It grows into a large size hosta about 2 feet high and 5 feet wide with a semi-upright form. The leaves are heavily corrugated, cupped and wavy with thick substance. Near white flowers bloom in July followed by seeds of unknown viability.

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "I doubt there are many better blues than 'Chesapeake Bay', especially ones that offer something other than the typical 'H. 'Sieboldiana'' leaf shape."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The emerging leaves are very bright blue and gradually turn a muted blue-gray. The leaf separation on the clump is distinctive."


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