Color Patterns are Opposite of Most Other Hostas
Hosta Guardian Angel, Hosta 'Guardian Angel', is a sport of 'Blue Angel’. This hosta has large blue-green leaves that put on a show in early spring by displaying white centers. As the plant matures, it tends to keep its white centers longer into the spring season.
'Guardian Angel' is quite unique because it offers this unusual color patterning: in the spring, the center of each new leaf is bright white, while the margins are cool blue! This is the just the opposite of normal hosta leaf patterns.
By late spring, a distinctive green misting covers the white centers, and in midsummer, clusters of light lavender flowers are produced. Hosta 'Guardian Angel' has been chosen as a Popularity Poll winning specimen!
This attractive sport of Hosta 'Blue Angel' can be somewhat slow growing, but will make a large mound when mature. 'Guardian Angel' is a low care perennial and is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular landscape uses.
It grows well in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
Plant 'Guardian Angel' in an area that receives the right amount of light. The leaves need some morning sun to bring the rich golden color out. Too much sun will burn the leaves. 'Guardian Angel’ is a vigorous grower, a good sized hosta, and has a plump, symmetrical habit!
* Large Blue Green Leaves with White Center
* Lavender Flowers in Mid Summer
* Morning Sun Increases Color
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Guardian Angel'|
|Mature Height||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Sun|