Hosta 'Smokey Bear'

Originated by Olga Petryszyn of Indiana and registered by AHS/G. H. Alley in 2020, this giant size (34 inches high by 46 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Blue Betty Lou' × H. 'Manhattan'. The foliage is light greenish-blue (119B RHS Chart) in color with broadly ovate leaves that are slightly cupped, heavily corrugated with deeply impressed veins and cuspidate leaf tips. They have a glaucous bloom on both the top and bottom of the leaf blade. Near white flowers with pale lavender interior stripes and translucent margins on alternate petals bloom from June into July. The pale blue scapes are 30 to 40 inches tall and they bear viable seeds in medium to dark green pods.

The registration materials state: "...Large upright clump of heavily puckered, frosty blue-green leaves with nicely rippled margins.  Clump is 40" dia x 34" tall in the registrant's western Missouri garden (zone 6a) with fair amount of afternoon sun...turns slightly shiny greyish green (189A RHS Chart) after wax melts off."

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