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HostaDorset Blue


Originator(s)Eric Smith/Paul Aden 1977

Origintardiflora x sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Size categorysmall

Plant height x width25x60 cm (10x24 in.)

Leaf length x width13x10 cm (5x4 in.)

Vein pairs8-9

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafcupped, corrugated


Scapeleafy bracts

Scape height40 cm (16 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 


Flowering periodAugust





Info='Blue Lagoon' Eric Smith.
8" tall. Light Shade. Very slow grower.
Powdery blue green heart shaped leaves.
Cupped and rugose. White flowers.
One of the best small cupped intense blues.
This small hosta is Eric Smith's companion to H. 'Blue Moon', growing only slightly larger, to 8" tall x 8" wide.
The white flower clusters just top the round powdery blue cupped leaves... what a charmer.
TF2x4 - Blue-green leaves are round, heart-shaped and cupped; lovely white flowers. One of the best of the Smith tardiana hybrids, very slug-resistent.
Small, rounded intense blue leaves. Heavily puckered. One of the best of the small blues. TF2x4. Lavender flowers.
Very powdery bluish silver leaves. Light lavender flowers in early August. Good slug resistance. White flowers on 12" scapes. Eric Smith hybrid TF 2 x 4.
One of Eric Smith's best, an intense blue with small rounded leaves. Lavender flowers.
TF2x4 Blue scale 1.
Small mound of tick, heart shaped foliage with an outstanding blue color, lavendar flowers in mid-August, one of the bluest hostas ever introduced.

Sports'Blue Berry Ice Cream' sport/os
'Dorset Blue Streaked' sport/os
'Raspberry Ice Cream' sport/o

Progeny'Baby Blue Eyes' = 'Cody' x PP
'Blissful' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Blue Chip' = PP x 'Dorset Blue'
'Blue Clown' selfed
'Blue Ice' = PP x 'Blue Moon'
'Blue Jay' selfed
'Blue Lollipop' hybrid
'Everlasting Love' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Gary Jones' = 'Trade Wind' x PP
'Gemstone' = venusta x PP
'Grandma's Gem' seedling
'Heartbeat' = 'Liberty Bell' x PP
'High Tide' = longipes var. latifolia x PP
'Hunters Ridge' = 'Yellow Splash' x PP
'Mystic Star' = yingeri x PP
'Parisian Silk' = longipes var. latifolia 'Urajiro Hachijo' x PP
'Pebbles' = PP x 'Dorset Flair'
'Topaz' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Warwick Comet' = 'Christmas Tree' x PP
'Wolverine' = 'Splash F5 seedling' x PP