Hosta ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn

Blue Plantain Lily

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Hosta

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 3' tall

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Heart-shaped leaves, dark glossy green, twisted tips, to 10" long and 8" wide. Blue flowers in spring. Comes true from seed unlike other hostas.


'Aureomarginata' - 30"tall. Large ribbed leaves with yellow to white margins. Violet-blue flowers on tall stems.


Published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3 90: 27 in 1931.

Basionym Bryocles ventricosa Salisb.

Synonym Hemerocallis caerulea Andrews

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