Mr Blue

Hosta "Mr Blue" review

Nice combination of blue leaves and purple petioles. In addition to that, the leaves are very powdery. How many times have you heard a hosta described as having good blue leaves and purple petioles? Sounds great, doesn't it? But when you finally got the plant, it wasn't really blue - just a little wax and sort of grayish or it was blue, but there was only a purple down near the bottom of the petioles. This plant is the real deal. It's Arthur Wrede's much talked about 'Mr Blue', a product of crossing one of his unnamed seedlings onto 'Riptide'. This plant stands out from all others in so many ways we don't know where to start. Most dramatic is there is nothing green about this plant. The leaves are very blue on top and very blue-white underneath. The petioles are very deeply colored right up to the leaves in a dark plum purple, and the scape is blue with some purple speckling. Nothing is green. Nothing at all. It's a medium-slow grower, but truly worth the wait. Sets seed too for you seed growers. You've seen the warm-up acts, now say Hello to the real thing!

Hosta "Mr Blue" information:

Size Category
Hosta height x width 30x61 cm (12x24 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 15x10 cm (6x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 8-9
Leaf color
Leaf type flat, dull, ovate
Petiole flat, dull, ovate
Scape red purple
Scape height
Flower tubular
Flower length
Flowering period July - August
Progeny 'Blue Stockings' = 'Lavender Stocking' x PP 'Holar Fire Rainbow' = (x 'Justice') x PP 'Holar Rising Flame' = 'Tequila Sunrise' x PP