Hosta 'Canadian Blue'
Hosta, Plantain lily - 2 litres
Hosta 'Canadian Blue' is a compact, elegant variety with neat intense blue heart-shaped leaves and fragrant pale lavender lily-like flowers, held well above the foliage, in midsummer. Leaves and flowers are both good for flower arranging. Ideal among evergreen azaleas, Japanese maples and rhododendrons, associating well with other hostas, ferns and heuchera's. Excellent in containers. Height and spread 40cm by 90cm.
Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, in dappled shade, with some morning or late afternoon sun for best colour. For growing in containers, use a 50/50 mix of John Innes no 3 and a good multi-purpose compost. Mulch in spring, avoiding contact with the plant. Apply liquid slug killer from early spring at fortnightly intervals for 6-8 weeks. Feed fortnightly with a balanced liquid feed from spring to midsummer. Keep Hostas in containers well watered and feed fortnightly with a liquid feed throughout the growing season. Split and replant plants in containers every 2 to 3 years.
British nursery grown.
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Hosta, Plantain lily|
|Flower colour||Blue, Grey|
|Foliage colour||Blue, Silver/Grey|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|