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HostaBlue Jay

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Herb Benedict 1987

Origin'Dorset Blue' selfed

Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width25x30 cm (10x12 in.)

Leaf length x width18x13 cm (7x5 in.)

Vein pairs8-9

Leaf colorblue>green

Variegation 

Leafcordate, cupped, heavy

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height30 cm (12 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJune - July

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoTF3B (3rd generation Tardiana from Herb Benedict).
Intensely blue, possible the bluest hosta in cultivation. Heart shaped leaves with heavy substance. Lavender flowers.
This much sought-after Herb Benedict introduction is a result of H 'Dorset Blue' having sex with itself.. thank goodness that's permitted in the hosta world. The intense powder-blue round leaves form a tight 2' wide mound. In late spring the clump is topped with light-lavender flowers.. great among other small hostas.
Heart-shaped, very blue leaves with heavy substance. Lavender flowers on 12" scapes. One of Herb's finest hostas from 'Dorset Blue' selfed.
Perhaps one of the bluest hostas--the heart-shaped leaves exhibit intense color and have great substance while maintaining a neat appearance. Lavender flowers midseason.

Sports

Progeny'Endearing Endeavor' = 'Breeder's Choice' x PP
'Kiwi Antarctica' seedling
'Mourning Dove' = 'Mikawa-no-yuki streaked' x PP
'Prairie Sky' = ((x rupifraga) x 'Maruba Iwa') x PP
'Pure Intentions' = 'Breeder's Choice' x PP