Hosta 'Guardian Angel'
- Blue foliage with irregular splashes of creamy variegation
- Large-growing variety
- Slug resistant
Hosta 'Guardian Angel' has large, thick, blue green leaves with a heavenly white center in early spring. By early summer the leaves will have developed a unique green misting over the white center. Coloration may also vary depending on climate. Produces light lavender flowers on tall spikes above the foliage. A sport of 'Blue Angel'. Voted one of the top ten Hosta varieties in American Hosta Society polls.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
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.