Hosta 'Waterslide'
aka SHADOWLANDS® 'Waterslide'
 

Registered by Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan in 2018, this cultivar is a seedling of [((H. 'Medusa' x H. venusta) x H. 'Blue Moon') x H. pycnophylla]  × H. 'Neptune'. This intensely blue-green hosta is a medium size plant that grows to about 16 inches in height with a spread of around 36 inches. The leaves are lanceolate, moderately folded, deeply wavy and have a glaucous bloom on top and bottom. Pale lavender flowers bloom on scapes 12 to 16 inches tall from late July into August followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Wonderful compact blue with thick, wavy blue leaves and proportional upright flower scapes and lavender flowers...appears pale lavender from exterior, interior shows lavender mid-rib with white margins..."

Several sources stated that this is a good companion for H. 'Wheee!'.


Application Date: 2007

Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Waterslide’ with compact rounded-mound habit of dense bluish-colored, lanceolate foliage having wavy margins, narrowly acute apex and cordate base and are longitudinally folded upward at the midrib. The bluish coloring, coming from thick glaucous covering remains through the flowering season until the end of summer. The plant has lavender flowers densely arranged on bluish-colored stapes just above the foliage.






 
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