MyHostas database

Hostasieboldiana 'Elegans'


Originator(s)Georg Arends/Nils Hylander/AHS 1987

Origin'Tokudama' x sieboldiana

Size categoryvery large

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width25x23 cm (10x9 in.)

Vein pairs14-20

Leaf colorblue





Scape height 


Flower length 


Flowering period 





Info=fortunei 'Robusta'.
30" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade. AGM.
Classic large steel blue. Showy.
The grandfather of large blue hostas is a gem... thick, round corrugated blue leaves, developing eventually into a 4' wide clump. In spring, the clump is topped with white flowers with a lavender blush, sitting just above the foliage... a large clump is truly a sight to behold!
Heavy textured gray-green leaves with a glaucous bloom; white flowers. 50-90% shade.
This is the classic big blue hosta.  Huge, rounded blue leaves, cupped and puckered, forming a mound 6' or more across at maturity.  White flowers.
Many of today's blue hostas are sports or hybrids of this beautiful specimen sized plant. It forms a huge mound of heavily textured blue foliage up to 6' across. This plant has been around for a long time and you might find small variations among plants from different growers. White flowers.
Large blue-gray rounded & quilted leaves. A classic. One of the earlier blooming hostas (June). Plants can get much larger than the stated mound size. (Plant 40x30)
Heavily textured, large, blue-gray rounded leaves. Color is best in shade to light sun. White flowers on compact scapes. Leaves corrugated as they mature.
A long-time favorite with heavily textured, large gray-blue leaves. Very showy! White flowers.
Large when mature, gray-blue leaves, cupped for deep shade. Flowers near white.

Sports'Academy Blue Borealis' sport/gg
'American Majestic' sport/wg
'Aurora Borealis' sport/gy
'Barbara Ann' sport/gw
'Blue Giant' sport/gg
'Bold Ruffles' sport/gg
'Borwick Beauty' sport/yg
'Chesterland Mystery' sport/o
'Creme de Menthe' sport/gw
'El Dorado' sport/gy
'Exotic Frances Williams' sport/gw
'Foxfire Shadowdancer' sport/yb
'Friesland' sport/gg
'George Smith ' sport/yg
'Golden Meadows' sport/yb
'Gone Fishin' sport/os
'Great Expectations' sport or hybrid
'Hasamona Jeffery L. Swarts' sport/bg
'Homestead' sport/o
'Myerscough Magic' sport/gw
'Northern Comet' sport/wg
'Northern Exposure' sport/bc
'Northern Halo' sport/gw
'Northern Lights' sport/wg
'Northern Mist' sport/o
'Northern Star ' sport/gg
'Northern Sunray ' sport/wg
'Nutty Husband' sport/gw
'Swiss Lady' sport/gg
'Temptation' sport/wb
'Thunderbolt' sport/yg
'Zager's Pride' sport/gy

Progeny'Abiqua Parasol' = PP x montana
'Academy Blue Titan' = montana x PP
'Agawa' selfed
'Alabama Bowl' = PP x 'Big Mama'
'American King of the Woods' selfed
'American Super Elegans' seedling
'Arett's Wonder' hybrid
'Atypical Blonde' = PP x 'Sea Gulf Stream'
'Batman' seedling
'Bix Blues' = 'Halcyon' x PP
'Blauspecht' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Belle' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Blush' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Carpet' = 'Tardiflora' x PP
'Blue Chalk' = 'Fall Bouquet' x PP
'Blue Danube' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Diamond' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Dimples' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Moon' = tardiflora x PP
'Blue Mountains' = PP x 'Halcyon'
'Blue Saucers' = PP x 'Frances Williams'
'Blue Skies' = 'Tardiflora' x PP
'Blue Thunder' = PP x 'Halcyon'
'Blue Umbrellas' = 'Tokudama' x PP
'Blue Wedgwood' = tardiflora x PP
'Brigadier' = PP x 'Hirao Supreme'
'Brother Ronald' = tardiflora x PP
'Camelot' = tardiflora x PP
'Crater Lake' hybrid
'Crumples' hybrid
'Curlew' = tardiflora x PP
'Devon Blue' = tardiflora x PP
'Devon Giant' seedling
'Dick Strub' = PP x 'Hirao Supreme'
'Dilys' = 'Tardiflora' x PP
'Dorset Blue' = tardiflora x PP
'Dorset Charm' = tardiflora x PP
'Dorset Cream' = 'Fortunei Aurea' x PP
'Dorset Flair ' = tardiflora x PP
'Eleanor J. Reath' = 'Frances Williams' x PP
'Ellen F. Weissenberger' seedling
'Eric Smith' = tardiflora x PP
'Frances Williams' seedling
'Gallant Heart' = 'Puckered Giant' x PP
'Gandalf' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Glacial Lake' = 'Sagae' x PP
'Great Western Gap' = 'Sea Prize' x PP
'Green Saucers' = PP x 'Frances Williams'
'Grey Goose' = tardiflora x PP
'Groo Bloo' seedling
'Hadspen Blue' = tardiflora x PP
'Hadspen Hawk' = tardiflora x PP
'Hadspen Heron' = tardiflora x PP
'Hadspen Pink' = tardiflora x PP
'Hadspen Samphire' = PP x 'Kabitan'
'Halcyon' = tardiflora x PP
'Halley's Comet' = 'Sand Pebbles' x PP
'Happiness' = tardiflora x PP
'Harmony' = tardiflora x PP
'Harper Grace' = PP x 'Sunshine Glory'
'Helen Doriot ' = 'Frances Williams' x PP
'Henry the First' = PP x 'Satisfaction'
'Herb Altman' hybrid
'Honey Hill Water Ladle' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Irische See' = tardiflora x PP
'Kingfisher' = tardiflora x PP
'Kiss Me Kwick and Don't Slobber' = PP x 'Sunshine Glory'
'Kite' = tardiflora x PP
'Kiwi Blue Ruffles' selfed
'Kkaki Krush' = PP x 'Fortunei Hyacinthina'
'Lady-in-Waiting' = 'Tokudama' x PP
'Leaping Lipizzan' = 'Fascination' x PP
'Lee Armiger' = PP x 'Tokudama'
'Lilac Giant' seedling
'Logan' seedling
'Mammoth Ears' seedling
'Maui Yellow Kitten' = PP x 'Frances Williams'
'Metallic Sheen' = 'Sum and Substance' x PP
'Motley Crew' = 'Fascination' x PP
'Nesmith's Giant' = sieboldiana x PP
'Nightlife' = 'Invincible' x PP
'Old Cadillac' hybrid
'Oxford Blue' seedling
'Pacific Panorama' seedling
'Paradise Blue Sky' = PP x pycnophylla
'Pewter Platter' seedling
'Plain Jane in an A-Line Skirt' = montana 'Aureomarginata' x PP
'Predominance' = 'Spritzer' x PP
'Prince of Wales' = PP x montana
'Puckered Giant' hybrid
'Regal Ruffles' = 'Ruffles' x PP
'Rembrandt Blue' hybrid
'Rhein' = tardiflora x PP
'Ritz' = 'Spritzer' x PP
'Roscoe' = PP x 'Frances Williams'
'Rosedale Big Bopper' = 'Sum and Substance' x PP
'Rosedale Black Ice' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Dewy' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Pebbles' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Pickles' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Terraced Hills' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Tractor Seat' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Yellow Brick Road' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Screaming Yellow Zonkers' = 'Fascination' x PP
'Silver Arrow' = kikutii f. leuconota x PP
'Sir Lloyd T' = PP x montana 'Aureomarginata'
'Sky Kissed' = PP x 'Blue Angel'
'Stonewall' hybrid
'Stormy Lake' = 'Sum and Substance' x PP
'Sumi' seedling
'Sunrise Crinkles' hybrid
'Tidewater' = kikutii f. leuconota x PP
'Tuxedo' = 'Fascination' x PP