Monday, April 30, 2012

Hosta of the Day - 'nigrescens'

It was love at first site for me when I spotted the hosta 'nigrescens'.  I love the upright, vase shaped leaves and the unusual grey green color.  The flowers scapes on 'nigrescens' can grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall.  The shape of the leaves always remind me of spade shovels.  It's easy to grow smaller hostas underneath this one, but be careful since mine seems to be a vigorous growing hosta.  Pair this one with green, gold, or variegated hostas.  The lower the hostas surrounding it will show off it's great upright shape.

Hosta 'nigrescens' 2009
Hosta 'nigrescens' 2011

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