Hosta 'Blue Angel'
- This giant is one of our largest Hostas
- Sturdy, blue leaves resist munching by critters
- Pale lavender-white flowers turn this into an exotic focal point
Enormous leaves are blue-green, thick, heart shaped, and have good slug resistance. The foliage is on upright petioles that hold them horizontally, but they gradually cascade downward. It forms a gorgeous mound of foliage. Attractive white flowers arise on tall stems just above the plant and attract hummingbirds. It is deer and rabbit resistant. A fantastic plant that makes a great impact in the garden. Voted one of the top ten Hosta varieties in American Hosta Society polls. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit'.
Uses: Mass Plantings, Borders, Specimen, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.