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Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Umbrellas
Hybridized by P. Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Plant Size (check one):
Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
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:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Early/Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive HummerRachel On Jan 19, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

An excellant upright grower, great substance...makes a wonderful specimen. Very affordable.

Neutral jody On Sep 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 30"-35". Registered 1978 by Paul Aden.

Regional...

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

, Alabama
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Woodlawn, Kentucky
Londontowne, Maryland
New Ulm, Minnesota
Sewell, New Jersey
Fearrington, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
North Augusta, South Carolina
Cleveland, Tennessee
Rockwood, Tennessee
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
New Richmond, Wisconsin



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