Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans


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Outstanding Qualities

The queen of all the large blue hostas, Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans makes a bold statement in the garden. Huge wide blue leaves make an impressive dense mound. The leaves are heavy in texture and have a wonderful corrugated look. In summer flowers stems rise just above the foliage and display near white flowers in dense spikes. Although, no hosta is immune to slugs this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures

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 to

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Resistant to: slug

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’, Cornus kousa ‘Miss Satomi’, Actinidia kolomikta (male form), Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’, Aconium x cammarum ‘Bicolor’, Dryopteris erythrosora

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, white, yellow

Great Color Partners: burgundy, purple, silver

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, although Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans will tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. 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.