Tuesday, February 23, 2010
H. 'Elegans' the monster hosta
H. 'Elegans' is the largest hosta I have in my garden right now (I have an h. 'Frances Williams' that comes in a close 2nd). Pictures really don't show the size of the hosta until you see just my hand in front of just one of the leaves. h. 'Elegans' is a blue-green colored hosta, so it will maintain more of a blue color if kept in a low light area. When mine first emerges from the ground in spring the "noses", as I like to call them, are huge. My husband often refers to them by a phallic name. h. 'Elegans' is an early bloomer, blooming as early as June here in Wisconsin.