Blue Angel Hosta plant is a shade loving perennial known for its 16″ heavily textured blue-green leaves. It produces white bloom stalks with a tint of lavender in the flowers each summer to compliment the gorgeous foliage display. Because of the low sun needs, it can thrive in shade gardens and under trees where lush foliage textures are desired.
Blue Angel’s flowers can reach up to 48″ tall on mature plants, making them a focal point for your shade garden. Hummingbirds are attracted to those flowers. The tall blooms accent an already wide growing plant that can get up to a 4 foot spread at maturity and 3 feet wide. Space your blue angel hosta about 3 feet apart to create a wash of blue green texture. The leaves are toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.
Some gardeners choose to cut back those bloom stalks in order to encourage foliage growth, which is where hosts really shine. Blue Angel is a low-maintenance Hosta. Remember, this is a shade-loving plant that does best in full shade to part shade. It’s hardy in USDA Zones 3-8. It prefers moist soil, so make sure your soil drains well and you water your hosts regularly to encourage growth.
Plant blue angel hosta in a location that receives mostly shade. This hosta doesn’t tolerate full sun. Hostas prefer neutral or acidic soil but prefer a well-aerated medium for best growth.
If grown in fairly fertile soil, you don’t need to fertilize it. If you want to use fertilizer, choose a well-balanced fertilizer during the vegetative period. No pruning necessary, but remove yellowed, dead, or damaged leaves. Also, you can deadhead stalks after the blooms wilt.
We suggest spacing Blue Angel Hosta 36″ apart to create a dense look or space 48″ or more apart to allow space between the plants.