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Hostas: Searching for "Bluest of Blue" Hostas w/Large, Broad Leaves

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360gardener
Stafford, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9031021

I'm designing a shade garden in my backyard and need help in finding the names of any hostas with large, wide leaves that are "blue" or blue tinged that do well in full shade. Any help is greatly appreciated!
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9031036

Blue Angel

This is a picture of a Gaurdian Angel which is a sport of Blue Angel. This one reverted back to a Blue Angel.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9031040

The big blue one in the center is Blue Angel.

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360gardener
Stafford, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9031100

Thanks, franknjim! That's a great! I'm new to Daves Garden, not new to gardening, and am so thankful to have found this site! :)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9031191

Are those pictures taken at Hornbakers? That is such a beautiful place and well run. I usually make it there for the hosta walk, but probably won't this year if gas gets up to $5.00 a gallon :-(
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9031199

Yes, that is Hornbaker Gardens. I took a bunch of pictures when I went to the open house last year.
loho67
Davenport, IA

May 20, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9130978

Franknjim, the Guardian Angel is so beautiful! I had to leave a huge one behind when we moved a few years ago. :( I just started out with a new (very small) one again on Mother's Day. Can't wait for it to get wonderfully huge again!!
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

May 20, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9131091

I have the following bue hostas that are not variegated :
Bix Blues
Blue Angel
Blueberry Muffin
Blue Jay
Blue Hawaii ***
Blue Umbrellas
Bressingham Blue
Canadian Blue**
Dorset Blue
Flemish Sky
Halcyon
Krossa Regal
Pewterware
Queen of the Seas

If I had to choose one blue hosta from the preceeding hostas I would pick 'Halcyon' everytime. It's the blue behnd hosta 'June

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