Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hosta of the Day - hosta 'Blue Haired Lady'

Today's hosta has both an unusual name and an unusual look.  hosta 'Blue Haired Lady' has very smooth glossy leaves that have a slight waviness to them.  As it matures it becomes more blue in color, but if you find an immature plant it will look more green.  It has a close mounding habit, and is considered a medium hosta.  Like all of the other hostas featured this week, it's leaves are very thick which makes them more slug resistant then other hostas.  The undersides of the leaves have a chalky white appearance.  Perhaps that is where the name comes from?  Blue dye on the top, but underneath it's really grey/white?
'Blue Haired Lady' 2009
'Blue Haired Lady' 2011

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