Hosta 'Blue Ivory'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Ivory
Additional cultivar information:(PP19623)
Hybridized by Meyer-Klinkhamer
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


12-15 in. (30-38 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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Other details:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Leaf Shape:

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Leaf Color:

Medium Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

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Does it set seed?:

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Bloom Color:

Deep Purple

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Marietta, Georgia

Royal Oak, Michigan

Ranier, Minnesota

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Ravenna, Ohio

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 1, 2017, raniershady from Ranier, MN (Zone 3a) wrote:

Bought (2) of these in 2016 & as an experiment I put 1 in bed on the east side of my garage(morning sun) in very rich prepared & mulched soil. The 2nd one was put in a med. size wood barrel planter, in a rich blend of soils & mulched. It gets bright shade on a north facing deck. They were slow to respond in year #1, but I used a liquid fish emulsion fertilizer(5-1-1)diluted in water, 4 times in 16'. I deeply mulch my beds over winter(-35 to-40*)plus 2 to 4' of snow protects the hostas. All planter hostas I keep in my insulated, but unheated garage at temps (+10 to +30*). Spring 2017 the planter hostas were the 1st to emerge in March the bed hostas followed in late April. The planter hosta is now 50% larger than the bed hosta, with much brighter colors. I currently have 36 different varieti... read more


On May 25, 2013, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very temperamental and died after a couple of years of floundering.


On Jun 2, 2012, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Slowwww grower! I planted this in 2009. It had 3 leaves then, 3 leaves in 2011, and still 3 leaves now! NO bigger in any aspect so far! It would be a gorgeous hosta if you don't mind the waiting and waiting and waiting... I've now tried to move it for the first time since planting to see if it was planted too deep, too much sun, etc... We'll see how this goes, but so far I'm not impressed.


On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #19623 - Expiry Date: 03/12/2027