The Yankee Blue Hosta (Hosta 'Yankee Blue') is a vigorous, fast-growing blue-green colored Hosta that will command attention in any garden or landscape! Yankee Blue has elongated wedge-shaped leaves with wavy margins that hold their blue color all summer! Then later in the season, the color changes to blue-green!
Nearly white flowers appear on tall scapes in mid-summer and attract loads of butterflies, bees, and Hummingbirds! Tuck a few blooms in your bouquets indoors, but leave a few for your pollinators. Once the blooms fade, remove the scapes to maintain the neat and tidy appearance of these fountain-like mounding perennial clumps.
Small and slow growing, but is worth the wait, High Society is sure to make a fantastic specimen throughout USDA growing zone 3 to 9 landscapes in the shade! Staying small and tidy, Hosta forms neat fountain-like mounds that are remarkably easy to grow for even the most novice or busiest gardeners!
Yankee Blue is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as a specimen and in accent groupings. One of the most popular landscape uses for Hostas are as edging and in groupings throughout the shade garden! Basking in the shade of larger shrubs and trees, Light up your shaded foundation sides, edge paths, and walkways, or brighten garden edges to ease the transition between lawn and garden!
Add a lacy skirt around your shady hardscapes, or install a Hosta ring around pergolas or gazebos in cool, soothing foliage. Add a garden bench and relax in your own private oasis or covered outdoor garden room! Hostas are lovely skirting and fringe, plus ideal facer plants at the bases of leggy plants and the shaded foot of a hedge or wall.
Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Ferns, Astilbe, Coral Bells, and of course, other Hosta! Butterfly gardens, Cut flower gardens, and your Cottage gardens get a traditional look with the addition of a few of these bi-color perennials!
The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration. Too much sun will burn the leaves. This low-care herbaceous Perennial is ideal for full-shade positions, and filtered or dappled sunlight for clean, healthy growth. They appreciate the morning sun it will help to intensify the leaf colors, and need afternoon shade. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5-7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. Add a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch to the soil surface, especially in dry shade conditions. Deadhead Hostas as soon as the flowers fade for a tidy look, and in fall when these herbaceous Perennials die back from the frost, so prune the mound clean and remove the dead foliage. Divide your Hosta every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.
Yankee Blue has a very good substance and excellent vigor, especially for a blue! This may become your favorite blue Hosta yet! Order yours at Nature Hills Nursery!
Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.
Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.
With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.
Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.
Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.
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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Yankee Blue'|
|Mature Height||18 - 20 inches|
|Mature Spread||48 - 50 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Blue to Blue-Green|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|