Hosta 'Blue Angel' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Florence Shaw
Year of Registration: 1986

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36-44 inches
Plant Spread: 70 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Broadly ovate, corrugated, thick, Huge (81-144 sq. inches) heart-shaped, blue-grey leaves. Excellent slug resistance.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Pale Lavender, Funnel Shape.
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 32 inches
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2012 Great Plant Picks award winner
Parentage: developed in the 1970s by Florence Shaw of Weston, MA registered by Paul Aden
Child plants: 5 child plants

With H. 'Guacomole' and a small H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'

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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2013-06-26With H. 'Guacomole' and a small H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-15
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Date: 2006-06-17Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Aug 1, 2012 8:01 PM

A very fast grower here. In mostly shade Blue Angel also seems to be able to handle low water well. This is one really reliable Hosta and a great background plant. Leaves are heavily ridged with some corrugation and seem to be very slug resistant. The beautifully steely blue color of spring and early summer changes to a dark blue/green by mid to late summer. My largest, untouched since planting, is nearly 6' across. A super, carefree and highly rewarding plant.

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Posted by steve_mass (Millbury, MA - Zone 5b) on Apr 5, 2014 8:37 AM

With proper growing conditions, this is a Giant Hosta, reaching nearly 6 feet in diameter. Blue Angel makes a very large neat mound with the leaves pointing downward. It will grow in part sun, but keeps its blue color longer in full shade.

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