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Hardiness: 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
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Patent Information: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Medium
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Wavy
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
This 'little' beauty is doing very well in my full shade next to my house. The blue is a great contrast to Albomarginata, Aureomarginata and Royal Standard. My soil, in this area, isn't all that rich, isn't acidic and in general is 'just dirt' but all of my hostas are quite happy.
On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Flowers are lavender on 28" scapes.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Cullman, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Paradise, California Dacula, Georgia Marietta, Georgia North Decatur, Georgia Caseyville, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Washington, Illinois Inwood, Iowa Wichita, Kansas Henderson, Kentucky Crofton, Maryland Darnestown, Maryland Lutherville-timonium, Maryland Dearborn Heights, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Circle Pines, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Piedmont, Missouri Sugar Creek, Missouri Lothair, Montana Litchfield, New Hampshire Cape May Court House, New Jersey Clearbrook Park, New Jersey West Islip, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Taylorsville, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Chesterland, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Wellington, Ohio Gold Hill, Oregon (2 reports) Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Ashley, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania Lexington, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Colmesneil, Texas Coppell, Texas Hereford, Texas Rowlett, Texas Spring, Texas Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia Reston, Virginia West Springfield, Virginia East Port Orchard, Washington Edgewood, Washington West Lake Sammamish, Washington Bohners Lake, Wisconsin Eau Claire, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pound, Wisconsin Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin