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HostaBlue Cadet


Originator(s)Florence Shaw/Paul Aden 1974

Origin'Tokudama' seedling

Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width38x95 cm (15x37 in.)

Leaf length x width13x10 cm (5x4 in.)

Vein pairs8-9

Leaf colorblue-green


Leafcordate, tapered point



Scape height50 cm (20 in.)


Flower length4.5 cm (1.8 in.)


Flowering periodJuly





Info12" tall. Light Shade.
2½ inch bluish green leaves come to a tapered point. Medium lavender flowers in June.
A fast growing blue edger. Forms compact small mounds.
Hosta 'Blue Cadet' forms a perfectly round medium sized clump to 15" wide of heart shaped blue leaves. This crowd favorite is equally at home in a border or as a specimen. Medium lavender flowers on 28" scapes adorn the clumps in late spring...time honored as one of the best!
Small rounded blue-green leaves w/good texture, nice edging plant; lavender flowers. 50 - 90 % shade.
The durable blue round leaves form a tight mound. Brings that great blue color to small garden spaces or containers. Very dependable. (Plant 28x16)
Small blue leaves with heavy texture. Forms a neat mound and multiplies very quickly. Lavender flowers.
The same blue-green leaf color as H. 'Blue Boy' but with some subtle differences. These flat heart shaped leaves (5"x4") have a heavy texture. Forms a nice dense clump quickly. A good edger plant. 16"x28". Blooms lavender. Shade to 1/2 sun. Growth rapid.
Nice mound of gray/green foliage. Heavy bloom on short scapes.

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'Medal of Honor' sport/yg
'Plebe's Blues' sport/os
'Quinnipiac' sport/bw
'Ravenwood' sport/os
'Special Forces' sport/os
'Toy Soldier' sport/gw

Progeny'Bashful' seedling
'Beauty Little Blue' = PP x clausa var. normalis
'Blue Cadet Edina' seedling
'Blue Heaven' = PP x 'Aden 355'
'Blueberry Tart' = PP x 'Fall Bouquet'
'Booka' seedling
'Childhood Fantasy' = 'Elvis Lives' x PP
'Daniel' hybrid
'Gold Edger ' selfed
'Kiwi Canoe' selfed
'Lakeside Neat Petite' = venusta x PP
'Lynne' hybrid
'Margie Weissenberger' hybrid
'Pauline Brac' hybrid
'Red Cadet' = 'Riptide' x PP
'Serendipity' = PP x 'Tokudama'
'Stephen' hybrid
'Tet-A-Poo' = venusta x PP
'Tot Tot' = PP x venusta