MyHostas database

HostaHadspen Blue


Originator(s)Eric Smith/Paul Aden 1976

Origintardiflora x sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width45x120 cm (18x47 in.)

Leaf length x width18x15 cm (7x6 in.)

Vein pairs11-13

Leaf colorblue


Leafthick, a bit cupped, a bit corrugated



Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length4 cm (1.6 in.)


Flowering periodJuly - August





15" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Very blue leaves. Smaller than 'Halcyon'. Almost white flowers in July.
1994 Nancy Minks Award.
Extremely blue, oval leaves with good substance. Lavender flowers midsummer on 15" scapes, help barely above the foliage. Small and low growing. 50-90% shade.
Medium sized intense blue with good substance and texture.
This has long been touted as one of the best of England's Eric Smith hybrids. The 2' wide clumps feature thick corrugated round very powder blue leaves that hold their color longer than most other blue hostas. Each clump is topped with lavender flowers on 15" scapes in early summer.TF2x7 - A small low-growing plant with blue-green leaves, heavy texture; lav. fl.
A tardiana with rounded blue leaves with heavy substance and some puckering. Forms a wide, low mound. TF2X7. Pale lavender to white flowers.
Powdery steel blue rounded leaves lasting well into the season. One of the best blues. Light lavender flowers in late July. 15" scapes. Eric Smith 2 x 7.
This hosta is blessed with intense depth of color and good substance. One of the best blue hostas available. Pale lavender flowers.
TF2x7 Blue scale 1.
Medium sized mound of deep blue, thick substanced foliage, leaves larger and wider than most of the Tardianas, clusters of near-white flowers produced in late July.

Sports'Aristocrat' sport/gy
'Blue and Gold' sport/gy
'Blue and Gold Streaked' sport/os
'Carol and Martin' sport/os
'Extreme' sport/o
'Hadspen Blue streaked' sport/o
'Holy Grail' sport/os
'Kiwi Blue Marble' sport/o
'Nobility' sport/wg
'Pinani Splash' sport/yb
'Robyn's Choice' sport/yb

Progeny'Buffy' seedling
'Crazy Quilt' = "Lachman #" x PP
'Dana Nicolette' seedling
'Edward Wargo' hybrid
'Franz Radzicki' seedling
'Hillbilly Blues' = 'Hirao 59' x PP
'Lady Peyton' = 'Carol' x PP
'Lord Brendan' = 'Carol' x PP
'Silver Light' = PP x 'Sky Dancer'
'Vinnie's Janel' = 'Carol' x PP
'Zero Tolerance' = 'Breeder's Choice' x PP