Hosta ‘Fragrant Blue’


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Outstanding Qualities

There is something special about blue foliage – perhaps because it is not a common color in the plant world and it can dramatically change the impression of a landscape. The heart-shaped leaves of this cultivar are among the finest for blue hosta foliage and the summer blooming white flowers are fragrant, definitely a magnet for hummingbirds!

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 9

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: blue foliage in late spring through early autumn

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, white, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, pink, purple, silver

Culture Notes
Most 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.