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Hosta 'Blue Shadows'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Shadows

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Pale Yellow
Streaked with color marked above

Color of Leaf Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral sanannie On Mar 28, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Sport of 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'; K. Anderson (R) 1980

Positive ViolaAnn On Jun 19, 2004, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blue Shadows is in its second year in my garden and has rewarded me with a big beautiful bloom. It's still difficult to tell it apart from its parent plant - Tokudama Aureone Bulosa, but I do enjoy it.

Neutral jody On Sep 25, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 18". AHS President's Exhibitor Trophy 1980


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mott, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio

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