Dorset Blue

Hosta "Dorset Blue" review

'Blue Lagoon' Eric Smith. TF2x4. 8" tall. Light Shade. Very slow grower. Powdery blue green heart shaped leaves. Cupped and rugose. White flowers. One of the best small cupped intense blues. This small hosta is Eric Smith's companion to Hosta 'Blue Moon', growing only slightly larger, to 8" tall x 8" wide. The white flower clusters just top the round powdery blue cupped leaves... what a charmer. TF2x4 - Blue-green leaves are round, heart-shaped and cupped; lovely white flowers. One of the best of the Smith tardiana hybrids, very slug-resistent. Small, rounded intense blue leaves. Heavily puckered. One of the best of the small blues. TF2x4. Lavender flowers. Very powdery bluish silver leaves. Light lavender flowers in early August. Good slug resistance. White flowers on 12" scapes. Eric Smith hybrid TF 2 x 4. One of Eric Smith's best, an intense blue with small rounded leaves. Lavender flowers. TF2x4 Blue scale 1. Small mound of tick, heart shaped foliage with an outstanding blue color, lavendar flowers in mid-August, one of the bluest hostas ever introduced.

Hosta "Dorset Blue" information:

Size Category small
Hosta height x width 25x60 cm (10x24 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 13x10 cm (5x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 8-9
Leaf color
Leaf type cupped, corrugated
Petiole cupped, corrugated
Scape leafy bracts
Scape height 40 cm (16 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Flower length
Flowering period August
Fertile yes/breeder
Ploidy 2-2-2
Sports 'Blue Berry Ice Cream' sport/os 'Dorset Blue Streaked' sport/os 'Raspberry Ice Cream' sport/o
Progeny 'Baby Blue Eyes' = 'Cody' x PP 'Blissful' = 'Neat Splash' x PP 'Blue Chip' = PP x 'Dorset Blue' 'Blue Clown' selfed 'Blue Ice' = PP x 'Blue Moon' 'Blue Jay' selfed 'Blue Lollipop' hybrid 'Everlasting Love' = 'Neat Splash' x PP 'Gary Jones' = 'Trade Wind' x PP 'Gemstone' = venusta x PP 'Grandma's Gem' seedling 'Heartbeat' = 'Liberty Bell' x PP 'High Tide' = longipes var. latifolia x PP 'Hunters Ridge' = 'Yellow Splash' x PP 'Mystic Star' = yingeri x PP 'Parisian Silk' = longipes var. latifolia 'Urajiro Hachijo' x PP 'Pebbles' = PP x 'Dorset Flair' 'Topaz' = 'Neat Splash' x PP 'Warwick Comet' = 'Christmas Tree' x PP 'Wolverine' = 'Splash F5 seedling' x PP