Hosta ‘Earth Angel’

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Outstanding Qualities

This large blue-green variegated host creates and impressively large clump. Each leaf is edged in a light yellow border that highlights the blue-green leaf center. Mature clumps can reach over 4 feet wide. In late summer flower spikes grow up through the leaves opening with nearly white trumpet-shaped flowers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Actaea pachypoda, Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana, Disporum flavens, Acer palmatum ‘Seiryû’, Hygrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, burgundy, cream, purple, silver

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hosts will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.
Geek Notes
Hosta 'Earth Angel' is a sport of H. 'Blue Angel' named by Hans Hansen and introduced 2002 by Shady Oaks Nursery, Waseca, Minnesota. The American Hosta Growers Association chose 'Earth Angel' as the Hosta of the Year for 2009.