Hosta
Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Umbrellas
Hybridized by P. Aden
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

, Alabama

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Bardstown, Kentucky

Edgewater, Maryland

New Ulm, Minnesota

Sewell, New Jersey

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Cleveland, Tennessee

Rockwood, Tennessee

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

New Richmond, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On May 11, 2015, virginiarose from Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I had this planted in the ground at coolest place with no sun, just bright light. It fizzled out during third year. This hosta requires a longer cold spell and does not survive very long in zone 8a.

Positive

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

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

Neutral

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

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