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Blue Wedgewood Hosta*

Hosta 'Blue Wedgewood'

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Blue Wedgewood Hosta (Hosta 'Blue Wedgewood') at Autumn Hill Nursery

Blue Wedgewood Hosta foliage

Blue Wedgewood Hosta foliage

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Blue Wedgewood Hosta (Hosta 'Blue Wedgewood') at Autumn Hill Nursery

Blue Wedgewood Hosta in bloom

Blue Wedgewood Hosta in bloom

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Blue Wedgewood Hosta (Hosta 'Blue Wedgewood') at Autumn Hill Nursery

Blue Wedgewood Hosta

Blue Wedgewood Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A fast growing variety featuring dense mounds of heavily textured, blue-green heart-shaped leaves; lavender flowers rise above foliage on tall scapes during mid summer months; adds texture, color and contrast to shaded beds, borders and containers

Ornamental Features

Blue Wedgewood Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain powder blue in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Wedgewood Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Blue Wedgewood Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Wedgewood Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 28 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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