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HostaBlue Moon


Originator(s)Eric Smith/Paul Aden 1976

Origintardiflora x sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Size categorysmall

Plant height x width25x60 cm (10x24 in.)

Leaf length x width13x11 cm (5x4 in.)

Vein pairs10-12

Leaf colorblue


Leafthick, very cupped, very corrugated



Scape height30 cm (12 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August





InfoTF2x2. 6" tall. Light shade. 25-75% shade.
Small type with round, somewhat cupped blue leaves.
This is the baby of Eric Smith's crosses of H. 'Tardiflora' x sieboldiana 'Elegans'. The 10" wide clump has intense blue heart shaped leaves with good substance. Each clump is topped with near white flowers in mid summer...dazzling when used to border a woodland bed.
TF2x2 - Small, heart-shaped leaves, bright blue and deeply cupped; near white flwrs.
Excellent as a ground cover or for the shady rock garden. Forms low clumps of deep blue leaves with good substance. Pest resistant. TF2X2. White flowers.
A neat little blue plant. Leaves tend to lay flat.
TF2x2 Blue scale 1.
Small mound of heart-shaped, cupped foliage with an intense blue color and attractive corrugation, near white flowers in late July.
Somewhat flattened clump of rich blue heart-shaped leaves. This is the real one.


Progeny'Blue Circle ' seedling
'Blue Ice' = 'Dorset Blue' x PP
'Cherub' = 'Crepe Suzette' x PP
'Con Te Partiro' = ('Little Wonder' selfed) x PP
'Con Te Partiro' = ('Little Wonder' selfed) x PP
'Deep Blue Sea' hybrid
'Ellie Marie' seedling
'Full Moon' selfed
'Jump Start' = 'Crazy Quilt' x PP
'King of Spades' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Lonesome Dove' = ((x 'Splish Splash') x 'Sagae') x PP
'May Moon' hybrid
'Metallica' = (x 'Beatrice') x PP
'Minimoon' selfed
'Mister Gee' = 'Crepe Suzette' x PP
'Moon River' = 'Crepe Suzette' x PP
'Mr Z' = "blue ruffled seedling" x PP
'Nordic Racer' = 'Crepe Suzette' x PP
'Pete's Slon-he' = PP x ('Heavy Duty' selfed)
'Pete's Slon-he' = PP x ('Heavy Duty' selfed)
'Pewterware' = 'Urajiro Hachijo' x PP
'Silver Bay' = 'Silver Frost' x PP
'Silver Moon' = 'Maekawa' x PP
'Warwick Delight' = 'William Lachman' x PP