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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bressingham Blue
Hybridized by A. Bloom; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Sun Exposure:
Light 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):

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pure White

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive KathrynOH On Jun 10, 2009, KathrynOH from Xenia, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I chose to plant this Hosta because of the blue tones, large leaf, and great texture!

Beautiful and very striking in a shade garden.

(Planted with Whirlwind Lily, Autumn Fern, Male Fern, Hydrangea, Astilbe, Liriope)

Neutral jody On Oct 14, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 28"

Neutral Greenwood On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is upright like elegans and has done good in my garden.


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

Mentone, Alabama
Smiths, Alabama
Oxford, Connecticut
Bonifay, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Bensenville, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Durham, Maine
Sumner, Maine
Plainwell, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Panama, New York
Medora, North Dakota
Xenia, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
East Port Orchard, Washington
Buffalo, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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