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Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue' (Hosta 'Hadspen Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue'

Other names

Hosta 'Hadspen Blue'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'Hadspen Blue' _ 'Hadspen Blue' is a small, herbaceous perennial with grey-blue, smooth, heart-shaped leaves and pale purple, bell-shaped flowers in summer.


Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Grey, Blue in Spring; Grey, Blue in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue' (Hosta 'Hadspen Blue') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and moist, but well-drained, soil in partial shade sheltered from cold, dry winds. Prefers slightly acid or neutral soils. Shallow, chalky soils can cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue'

Other names

Hosta 'Hadspen Blue'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'Hadspen Blue' _ 'Hadspen Blue' is a small, herbaceous perennial with grey-blue, smooth, heart-shaped leaves and pale purple, bell-shaped flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Grey, Blue in Spring; Grey, Blue in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue' (Hosta 'Hadspen Blue') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and moist, but well-drained, soil in partial shade sheltered from cold, dry winds. Prefers slightly acid or neutral soils. Shallow, chalky soils can cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hosta tardiana 'Hadspen Blue' (Hosta 'Hadspen Blue')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Hosta virus X

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting Hosta; present in the UK since at least the early 2000’s. Mechanically transmitted so spread can be reduced by good hygiene practices and use of healthy propagating material within the industry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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