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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Blue Wedgwood'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Wedgwood
Additional cultivar information: (aka Blue Wedgewood)
Hybridized by E. Smith/BHHS; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
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:

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):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive petiteflu On Jul 28, 2003, petiteflu from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

This is a sturdy, reliable plant that keeps its color all summer, blooms in August, and maintains a pleasing shape.
What's not to like?

Positive wysardad On Jul 15, 2003, wysardad wrote:

I can comfirm that Mr. Alex Summers, one of the founders of the American Hosta Society, indeed named it blue wedgewood for its color and leaf shape and that the registrar left out the second "e" which, incidentally, is the correct spelling for the pottery company. Mr. Summers never had it changed as it was acceptable to him either way.

Neutral Terry On Jun 17, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

The spelling of this plant's name is a source of contention and confusion. Apparently, it was originally named 'Blue Wedgewood', alluding to its wedge-shaped leaves, but was mistakenly registered as 'Blue Wedgwood' without the second "e" (a subconscious reference to its blue coloring, perhaps?) To further muddle things, it's sometimes mistaken for "Blue Dimples" in the trade.

Neutral jody On Sep 9, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 20"-27"


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

Dalton, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Underwood, Minnesota
Cicero, New York
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Franklin, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Marion, Wisconsin

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