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HostaMr Blue


Originator(s)Arthur Wrede 2005

Origin'Riptide' hybrid

Size category 

Plant height x width30x61 cm (12x24 in.)

Leaf length x width15x10 cm (6x4 in.)

Vein pairs8-9

Leaf colorblue


Leafflat, dull, ovate


Scapered purple

Scape height 


Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August





InfoNice combination of blue leaves and purple petioles.
In addition to that, the leaves are very powdery.
How many times have you heard a hosta described as having good blue leaves and purple petioles? Sounds great, doesn't it? But when you finally got the plant, it wasn't really blue - just a little wax and sort of grayish or it was blue, but there was only a purple down near the bottom of the petioles. This plant is the real deal. It's Arthur Wrede's much talked about 'Mr Blue', a product of crossing one of his unnamed seedlings onto 'Riptide'.
This plant stands out from all others in so many ways we don't know where to start. Most dramatic is there is nothing green about this plant. The leaves are very blue on top and very blue-white underneath. The petioles are very deeply colored right up to the leaves in a dark plum purple, and the scape is blue with some purple speckling. Nothing is green. Nothing at all. It's a medium-slow grower, but truly worth the wait. Sets seed too for you seed growers. You've seen the warm-up acts, now say Hello to the real thing!


Progeny'Blue Stockings' = 'Lavender Stocking' x PP
'Holar Dragon Rider' = PP x 'Arch Duke'
'Holar Fire Rainbow' = (x 'Justice') x PP
'Holar Rising Flame' = 'Tequila Sunrise' x PP