Two blue hostas that come to mind that have remained small in my garden are 'Blue Jay' and 'Dorset Blue'. I think 'Blue Wedgewood' is also a lovely blue but probably a bit bigger at maturity than the other two.
Blue Mouse Ears is a very sturdy little hosta and would probably do well in a rock garden. I have mine planted in poor soil directly next to a driveway and large oak tree, where it holds its own. Behind it, I also have Fragrant Blue (to the left) and Blue Cadet (to the right). They both small verging on medium hostas. Of these three, Fragrant Blue is the largest but stays blue the longest.
oh, such beautiful choices. i guess i am looking for a size closer to medium than dwarf but i am entranced by gemstone. i also really like fragrant blue. i will have to look up indigo blue.
i wonder if there is a varigated or at least a picotee one?
thanks so much for the great suggestions so soon.
Yep, ViolaAnn get us back on track. We are getting carried away. Maybe 'Touch of Class', 'Sleeping Beauty' would be classified as mediums. My SB is still a small size. Woodspirit should really research the hostas she likes so that she gets no surprises re size. I remember having to move 'Frances Williams' because I planted three of them in a small area.
I have a lovely mound of Blue Cadet which will become a border later this year. I started with one plant a few years ago and have taken some divisions from the edge and still have a gorgeous mound of hosta. This isn't the most close-up picture of it but you can see the lovely mound shape. the BC is at the right hand of the picture at the corner of the house. The other plants that are in bed with it are all blue flowered. I took this picture Saturday afternoon.
Virginiarose, it's been in that spot for many years and was divided once. You can see a bit of the second division beyond the tree trunk. It gets mostly late afternoon sun now. I will try to get a picture of the second division for you later this afternoon. It's a bit too sunny right now.
Ok, sounds good. Mine just get a little morning sun. They almost died last year, not enough water so I put them into the nursery bed to nurse them back to health. They are almost 3 years old, I bought the one year plants in fall of 2010.
wow, a lot to consider. I have at least 8 to look up. i can't thank you all for going to so much trouble. we have at least 2 or 3 places we can use hostas and I don't hav a blue. I must admit that I am drawn to the varigated. On the research...
How about Blue Sliver (badly named- the leaves were only sliver shaped when it was very young...I've also seen it listed as Blue Silver some places). Next door is High Society. I think these are my first hosta to touch each other...I have to move one! These are both five years old, started as one or two eyes each.
Thanks very much irawon, I remembered I had some problem with these last year and I had to move them back to nursery, they are doing good now, got some buds and hoping for some good growth this year.
About your problem with the 'Multiple Pictures' I had that problem also and I contacted the Administration and they said my pictures were too large. So now I resize everything before posting on DG. If you only do one or two at a time its ok, it will accept it.