Hosta 'Venetian Blue'

Produced in 1987 by Mark Zilis of Illinois, this hybrid of (H. 'Tardiflora' × H. 'Marilyn') x H. 'Tardiflora' was registered in 2003. It grows into a large size hosta about 19 inches high by 52 inches wide with narrowly ovate leaves of smooth texture. The pale lavender flowers bloom in August.

An article about favorite blue hostas in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) reported the responses of the following hosta hybridizers:

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