Blue Angel Hosta Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 3.5-4'
  • Exposure: Part to Heavy Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
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Blue Angel Hosta

Hosta x 'Blue Angel'
Big, bodacious, and blue, blue, blue! A glorious garden centerpiece.
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A sublime Spirit that has become the standard in blue Hostas! Blue Angel Hosta will grace your garden with a profusion of celestial-blue foliage, imparting a lush look to the shady spaces in your landscape. In time, it makes a generous mound of large leaves and will become a defining focal point. Flowers impress, too! The flowers on many Hostas don’t garner a lot of attention, but Blue Angel’s blossoms are lovely. Palest lavender, nearly white, they rise above the massive leaves in summer and circle the stems in big bunches. Hummingbirds adore them. Pure heaven.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 3.5-4'
  • Exposure: Part to Heavy Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
  • Show more ›

The Story

Hostas are native to Japan, China, and Korea, but they have many passionate fans around the world. Over the years, plant breeders (along with some home gardeners) have introduced new Hosta selections whenever they’ve found a plant with unique traits. Blue Angel Hosta has been around since at least the early 1970s. It was bred by a passionate New York plantswoman named Florence Shaw. In 1986, another Hosta breeder named Paul Aden registered the plant with the American Hosta Society, and that’s when it become much more widely known. Many gardeners came to prefer Blue Angel over the previous standard blue Hosta, Elegans, because of its faster growth rate and its outstanding performance in the landscape.

The Details

Hostas are simple to grow, but one challenge Hosta growers do face is slugs. Slugs love these succulent Spirits. Because Blue Angel Hosta has such thick, waxy foliage, however, it is largely slug-proof! They tend to shun it and go elsewhere in search of easier meals.

How to Grow

Hostas love shade, and Blue Angel is no exception. A bit of gentle morning sun, however, will help to bring out the bluest tones. Water regularly. This Hosta does possess some drought tolerance when established, but it will appear lushest with plenty of H2O. Avoid overhead irrigation if possible, which washes off the blue coating. Plants will become blue-green in rainy climates. In deer-prone areas, treat with Plantskydd® to prevent grazing. Foliage will die back with the first frosts and can be cut back then. If you wish to dig and divide Blue Angel, you can do it at any time, but late winter/early spring is best.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Part to Heavy Shade
Avg Mature Height 2-3'
Avg Mature Width 3-4'
Spacing 3.5-4'
Leaf Color Blue Green
Flower Color Pale Lavender to White
Foliage Color Blue Green
Bloom Time Late Summer to Fall
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Fragrant No
Groundcover Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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Blue Angel Hosta Tree