Hosta 'Earth Angel'

Another beautiful sport of H. 'Blue Angel', this cultivar was registered by Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2002. The giant size (36 inches high by 60 inches wide) mound of foliage with thick substance bears near white flowers from late June into July.

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...the first yellow-edged sport of 'Blue Angel'...has achieved tremendous popularity and become one of the most easily recognizable types of hostas."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Best as a specimen with space to increase over the years...Divide regularly. Not suitable for containers. One of the largest and most outstanding cream-margined blue-leaved hostas."

It was the 2009 "Hosta of the Year" by the American Hosta Growers Association.



An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Don Stevens', H. 'Duke of Cornwall', H. 'Earth Angel'  and H. 'Foxfire Gabriel'.

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