Hosta
Hosta 'A Lady in Blue'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Lady in Blue
Hybridized by Elslager
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 13, 2013, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hosta Registry Info: E. Elslager (ONIR) 2004
Plant: 18 in. (46 cm) diameter, 17 in. (43 cm) high; mound-like; slow.
Leaf: 8 in. (20 cm) long, 7 in. (17 cm) wide; 9 prominent underneath pairs of veins; intensely blue green; yellow margin; slightly rippled; slightly shiny, gllaucous bloom on top; glaucous bloom underneath; lightly corrugated and lightly wavy; broadly ovate; cordate base; petiole is glaucous green with yellow edges.
Scape: 21 to 26 in. (53 cm) long; glaucous green.
Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; purple striped, translucent margins; tubular; Ann Arbor, MI - July 15 to Aug 15; 7/19-8/2-8/14; *codes 4-4-5;
Seed: sets pod; green seed pod;
Clump History: original seedling; 7 yrs old; Ann Arb... read more