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Gerald L. Klingaman
HOSTA 'Wheaton Blue'
Hosta, Plantain Lily, Wheaton Blue Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, ' Wheaton Blue,' is a giant that makes a spreading mound of slightly cupped and twisted, heart-shaped blue-green leaves. The flowers are pale lavender and trumpet-shaped and are borne in clusters on stalks that rise above the leaves in late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Wheaton Blue' grows best in partial shade to full shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
0"-22" / 0.0cm - 55.9cm
0"-50" / 0.0cm - 127.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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