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
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Medium
Leaf Shape: Broadly Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Corrugated
Degree to which the appearance is present: Moderately
On Apr 4, 2012, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS wrote:
I purchased four Blue Angel hosta starters from Hosta Liners last fall. All four have just returned this spring and are looking great. I am looking forward to when these hostas grow into the behemoths that they are eventually supposed to be. The leaves are not very blue (perhaps that will develop more as the plant ages) but are beautiful and deeply corrugated even at their small size right now. And...I haven't seen a single slug.
On May 26, 2011, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
One of my favorite hosta's. I love the flower the most! It is gorgeous. The leaves are a beautiful blue/green and they stay beautiful for a long time. It seems to have sprouted several babies around it, also. There are 3 near by and I didn't plant them. This grows great in heavy clay soil in zone 5b. We have severe winters here, also and it is unaffected by them.
On Mar 20, 2011, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Most Beautiful Hosta their is in my opinion. I had never seen one of these before until my friend Sheila Martin in Illinois sent me a pic of here huge 20 year old one and i was in Awe!! their are some newer versions of blue angel hosta but none are as beautiful as this original old fashioned one from the 1980's. In 2010 they released 'Blue Mouse ears' hosta which is the exact same plant as this original Blue Angel but the leaves are rounded and it only gets about 1/4 as big when fully grown which is great for smaller spaces...peace..mike.
This is definitely my favorite blue hosta and it's one of the very best large hostas, too. It does grow fast, even in deep shade. Last year I planted some small (1/2 gal size) Blue Angels in a problem area under large trees and this year they are each about 24" spread and about 10" tall. I can divide them already. In this same area I had planted hosta "Halcyon" 5-6 years ago and it merely "survived"... it's a pretty blue, but not as big as the Blue Angels after just 1 year.
On Feb 22, 2006, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
This is a fast growing plant, is attractive, and grows to huge size so give it plenty of space. I planted it in woodland shade and it thrives in it! It multiplies and by 2007 I had to divide it in two clumps - huge enough to cover two square feet in only a few years.
On Aug 18, 2004, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:
Blue Angel is my absolute favorite of all hostas. The very large blue-green leaves are beautiful and get more so as the plant ages. Everyone that comes to my gardens comments on the Blue Angel more than any other plant.
On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
A large mound of deep blue green foliage.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Montgomery, Alabama Country Club, California Los Angeles, California Paradise, California Oxford, Connecticut Cordele, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Loganville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Ashton, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Round Lake, Illinois Washington, Illinois Galena, Indiana Lafayette, Indiana Marion, Indiana Inwood, Iowa Lisbon, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Kingman, Kansas Wichita, Kansas Ewing, Kentucky Durham, Maine Sumner, Maine Adamstown, Maryland Darnestown, Maryland Highfield-cascade, Maryland Londontowne, Maryland Dracut, Massachusetts Middleton, Massachusetts Ann Arbor, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Fenton, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Wyandotte, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports) Jackson, Mississippi Natchez, Mississippi Glendale, Missouri Moberly, Missouri Havre, Montana Lothair, Montana Kearney, Nebraska Deering, New Hampshire Sewell, New Jersey Coram, New York Schenectady, New York Concord, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Wake Forest, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Blue Ash, Ohio Canton, Ohio Delaware, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Springboro, Ohio Sugar Grove, Ohio Lotsee, Oklahoma Toronto, Ontario Portland, Oregon Coopersburg, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Friedensburg, Pennsylvania Greencastle, Pennsylvania Bartlett, Tennessee Christiana, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Big Stone Gap, Virginia Clarksville, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Urbanna, Virginia Dishman, Washington Federal Way, Washington Kalama, Washington Newell, West Virginia Ellsworth, Wisconsin New Richmond, Wisconsin Oostburg, Wisconsin Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin