Tuesday, February 9, 2010

h. 'Earth Angel'

I wish I had a better picture of this one, because, if I did, you would fall in love with h. 'Earth Angel'. I first saw this beauty at Woodland Gardens in Crivitz, WI (owner is now retired) and knew I had to have it. It's hard to miss, especially since I love large hostas. The colors in the leaves have a muted tone to them, almost a matte finish. It is a sport of h. 'Blue Angel'. The leaves are blue with white/yellow edging. Edging is irregular and in some places almost looked streaked. Large variegated blue hostas are impossible to come by, so that makes this hosta an awesome choice for the shade garden. Putting this hosta in a shadier location will guarantee that the leaves will keep their blue color.

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