Hosta "Azure Snow" review

15" tall. Light Shade. A Homestead introduction, medium plant with sky-blue leaves with white back. Lavendar flowers in July. Winner of the 1996 Lucille Simpers Award. Powdery blue with white backs. Leaves are 12" long and triangular. Undulated margins and a slight twist at the leaf tips. An outstanding large steel blue leaf with a white back. Very popular. Quite possibly the best blue foliaged hosta in the last decade! This spectacular Pete Ruh hybrid of Hosta hypoleuca has giant wavy pointed leaves of blue grey that arch out on long petioles and then drape downward. A mature clump at the Walden West garden caused quite a stir at the 96 hosta convention! The lavender flowers are held at the end of the 16" flower scapes in early summer. A large plant with powdery-blue leaves that have white undersides, a Hosta hypoleuca seedling and makes a stunning specimen with its lavender flowers. A hypoleuca hybrid with blue, slightly wavy leaves with white undersides, 13" long by 8" wide. Rather low growing for such a large plant.  Lavender flowers. A favorite detour at the 1996 Hosta convention, this white backed, frosty blue large-leafed beauty was a top snapshot item. Wavy edges and great substance. An outstanding form of Hosta hypoleuca with large, powdery blue leaves with the same white back-sides and slight rippling to the leaf edges. Lavender flowers. Large blue leaves with whitish backsides and undulating edges. Pale lavender flowers in July. Leathery, powder blue-green; triangular, several marginal undulations or rippling with a slight twist. This cultivar can be used effectively as a specimen or ground cover. Rather low growing for such a large plant.

Hosta "Azure Snow" information:

Size Category medium - large
Hosta height x width 50x115 cm (20x45 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 36x25 cm (14x10 in.) inches
Vein pairs 11-13
Leaf color
Leaf type triangular, marginal undulations
Petiole triangular, marginal undulations
Scape height 45 cm (18 in.)
Flower lavender
Flower length
Flowering period August
Fertile yes/breeder
Sports 'Arctic Frost' sport/o
Progeny 'Azure Waves' seedling 'Blue Tooth' = 'June' x PP 'Gay Paree' = 'High Kicker' x PP 'Hometown Hero' = 'Smoke Signals' x PP 'Ivanhoe' = 'Neat Splash' x PP 'Lily Blue Eyes' = 'Salute' x PP 'Mandelbrot Set' = ('Katarina Joe' x 'Galaxy') x PP 'Salty Blue' seedling 'Sayuri' = PP x 'Chopsticks' 'Sister Betty' = 'High Kicker' x PP 'Spirit of St Louis' seedling 'Tunisian Dream' hybrid 'Valley's Blue Spike' = 'Mikawa-no-yuki' x PP