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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'A Lady in Blue'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Lady in Blue
Hybridized by E. Elslager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Eleven 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 Arbor, MI;
Notable Characteristics: glaucous leaves with wavy, yellow rippled edges
[H. 'William Lachman' H. hypoleuca]



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