Hosta Earth Angel Description
Hosta Earth Angel is a sensational knockout in the perennial garden, and one of the largest blue leaf variegated hosta on the market today, measuring a whopping 16 x20" leaf size.
Hosta Earth Angel imparts a tropical- like display with its slug-proof, bold, blue-green leaves accented with a wide yellow border that gradually turns a creamy white as the season wanes.
By summer, glossy white flowers look like hyacinths, and grow on tall towering spikes that reach 48" tall.
So impressive, it was honored with the 2009 Hosta of the Year Award. It has retained it's popularity status year after year.
A garden plant that requires a large area in the shade garden. Guaranteed to make a powerful statement in shade garden designs. Destined to be popular for years to come.
Special Feature: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Variegated
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- Botanical Name:
Hosta 'Earth Angel'
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
- Ship Form:
- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
48" X 48"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
Blue with white edges
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
ReviewsWrite a reviewHostasPhillip B | Apr 25, 2016Highest praises to all at GGP. Order arrived on time, and all 12 hosta's were perfect, healthy, and with no issues at all, not even one cracked or brown tipped leaf. Thank you!!