Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans – (Giant Blue Hosta)

$8.00

This is a lovely variety with large, gllac foossy, deeply veined, crinkled, bluish leaves, which, with their long stout stalks, are good for cutting, and there is a bonus of white to lilac flower spires in the summer.

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Description

This hosta is still the standard for steely blue grey foliage after more than 100 years from its first introduction to horticulture.

It is grown mainly for its beautiful foliage, which provides texture and colour to the garden.It has very large blue-grey-green leaves which are pieces of sculptural art , being corrugated and up to 46cm long and 30cm wide. They make wonderful ground cover and underplanting, and enjoy  shade and well drained soil .A plant will  mature into a large mound, up to 70cm in height and around 1 metre  in width given ideal conditions.

All hostas are marred by slugs and snails, but this one shows some resistance once the foliage has grown mature.

The flowers are a bonus, being long white spires above the leaves in summer. The plant dies down in autumn and comes away with fresh beautiful leaves again in the spring. It is an easy care plant provided you keep the slug bait or trap poised and ready for action.

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Note : Shipment to Australia requires extra steps such as fumigation and may incur extra costs

Sowing advice

Sow indoors and at  any time. Since these seeds are prone to damping off, ensure seed tray and soil used is sterile. These flat seeds should be sown on their edge into moist, well-drained seed compost. Ideal temp. is 16-18°C. Germination should occur in 1-3 months. If germination does not occur put into the fridge ( vege compartment or door is good) keep at  -4-+4°C for 2-4 weeks, then return to warmth for germination. Transplant seeds when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise if the outdoor temp. is below 10°C and plant out after danger of frost has passed. You can transplant directly if the seedlings are well grown and the weather is warm.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Giant Blue Hosta

Family

Liliaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

25