Hosta
Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bressingham Blue
Hybridized by Bloom
Registered or introduced: 1984
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

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:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

Flower scapes 28"

Neutral

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

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