Forms a large mound of thick, blue leaves with heavy puckering.
At the 2013 AHS Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 'Memphis Blue' sold at auction for $625. This earned Olga a Donation of Distinction award from the AHS.
One of the original crosses kept by Olga for its outstanding performance.
H. 'Memphis Blue' was created in 1986, a marriage of H. 'Sagae' (then known as Fluctuans Varigata) and H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'.
Resulting is a surprisingly very large and fast growing hosta. Its beauty is the rich blue which holds well in the heat and late into the season. Hence the appropriate name for the sultry days of the south. The underside offers a powdery very pale cool blue. Outstanding substance that seems to scoff at slugs. H. 'Memphis Blue' will start out quite upright and spread to a minimum of 3 feet. The moderate corrugation and slight wave add to the interest. The white blossoms add sparkle. This hosta always gets attention in the garden. It may be blue but will not leave you feeling that way.