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Noteworthy blue hostas

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‘Blue Mouse Ears’ big daddy blue hosta‘Big Daddy’

Some noteworthy blue hostas:

Big Daddy, Love Pat, Blue Umbrella, Dorset Blue, Blue Ice, Blue Moon, Big Mama, Blue Mammoth and Blue Mouse Ears.

Plant a single specimen hosta like ‘Big Daddy’ in a shady corner and let its lush, mammoth foliage serve as a focal point. Or, go the miniature route and plant a bed of ‘Blue Mouse Ears.’

Fine Gardening Magazine says, “Petite, rubbery leaves in a soft shade of blue make the award-winning ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ easy to love. Low growing and perfectly symmetrical, this adorable  hosta blooms profusely in midsummer, sending up stems that peak at just 1 foot tall.”

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