This variety has a stately, masculine quality. The intensity of the green sets off the creamy white in a dramatic way. If I had to make room in my hosta bed almost every other variety would go before I would part with "Hudson Bay".
Shadowland® 'Hudson Bay' Hosta hybrid
- Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This showy hosta forms a large mound of attractive tricolor leaves of heavy substance. The wide, bright blue margin, apple green jetting, and creamy white center will set this variety apart all season long.Foliage InterestAttracts:Hummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 InchesScape Height:26 InchesSpacing:24 InchesSpread:24 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Use in the landscape.Maintenance Notes:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.
This showy hosta forms a large mound of attractive tricolor leaves of heavy substance. The wide, bright blue margin, apple green jetting, and creamy white center will set this variety apart all season long.
An improvement over its parent, 'Eskimo Pie', this new sport is a much showier, larger specimen and a stronger grower overall. The wider, brighter blue margin and apple green jetting contrast nicely with the creamy white center all season long. The leaves are of heavy substance, exhibiting good slug resistance in the landscape. This plant forms a large mound of attractive foliage topped with near-white flowers on white scapes in early summer.Shadowland® 'Hudson Bay' Hosta hybrid USPP 23,598, Can 4,947
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wendy spakowski, California, United States, 14 weeks ago