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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Blue Betty Lou'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Betty Lou
Hybridized by Owens; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 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:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
more than 18

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Flower scapes 32"-46".

Regional...

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

Pittsboro, North Carolina



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