• Hosta 'Canadian Blue'

Hosta 'Canadian Blue'

Hosta, Plaintain Lily
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Glaucous blue-green foliage
  • Cordate-shaped leaves
  • White/pale lavender flowers
  • Deepest blue colouration in shade
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Description

Hosta 'Canadian Blue' is medium-sized Hosta with blue-green foliage and fragrant white/pale lavender blooms. It is similar to Hosta 'Halycon' and some consider there is no difference between the two while others maintain that it is different. Personally, I consider 'Halycon' to be more blue in foliage colour. 'Halycon' itself is a hybrid between Hosta 'Tardiflora' and Hosta seiboldiana 'Elegans' and forms one of the first generation of 'Tardiana' type crosses developed by Eric Smith.

The leaves of 'Canadian Blue' grow more blue with age as the amount of wax in the waxy cuticle starts to increase with maturity. After reaching maturity at about 5 years old the output of wax generated in the waxy cuticle starts to reach a maximum. For the plants to maintain the deepest blue throughout the season they should be grown in the shade as too much sunlight will cause them to go more green.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Hosta 'Halycon'?
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar: Type species from China, Korea, Japan
Cultivation Rich moist soil. Shade or partial shade
Eventual Height 45cm
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Hosta 'Canadian Blue'

Hosta, Plaintain Lily
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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