Blue Hawaii

Hosta "Blue Hawaii" review

Intensely blue-green, moderately corrugated, holds color well. When I first saw this vigorous growing hosta in Olga Petryszyn's Indiana garden, I knew this was a winner. This stunning upright specimen made a 42" wide x 30" tall architectural clump of corrugated flat blue leaves. In our trials in NC, the blue color has held extremely well. In midsummer, the clump is topped with a 44" tall flower scape bearing white, lightly fragrant flowers. Very vigorous blue hosta with an upright habit…can reach 30" tall. Leaves are nicely corrugated, but flat, and hold their color well throughout the season. Topped with pure white flowers in July that are held proportionally above the clump…fragrant flowers! Like it's tropical waters, 'Blue Hawaii' boasts a rich and powdery sky blue color. It’s leaves have thick substance and are intensely glaucous on top and bottom. This tall Hosta reaches up, bringing the sky to the earth. 'Blue Hawaii' is the result of one of Olga's goals, to create a blue hosta that stays blue from early spring until mid August. Blooms heavily in July with mounds of white flowers. This is a very stately cultivar. Give her a special spot, away from overhead sun.

Hosta "Blue Hawaii" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 75x105 cm (30x41 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 25x20 cm (10x8 in.) inches
Vein pairs 11-13
Leaf color
Leaf type corrugated
Petiole corrugated
Scape blue
Scape height 115 cm (45 in.)
Flower white,bell
Fragrant fragrant
Flower length 3 cm (1.2 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Fertile yes
Pod blue-green