Hosta
Hosta 'Hillbilly Blues'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hillbilly Blues
Hybridized by Avent
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Slightly Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

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:

Machesney Park, Illinois

Bay City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaves 6" long, 4" wide, glaucous bloom on top, deeply veined, intensely blue-green in spring. Tony Avent 1999.

Neutral

On Apr 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

(H. 'Hirao Splendor' x H. 'Hadspen Blue'). Flower scapes to 16" in height.