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Mood Indigo Hosta

Hosta 'Mood Indigo'

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Mood Indigo Hosta (Hosta 'Mood Indigo') at Blumen Gardens

Mood Indigo Hosta foliage

Mood Indigo Hosta foliage

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Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A large spreading variety producing thick, heavily corrugated blue-green leaves; near-white flowers on tall scapes in early summer; perfect for shade and woodland gardens

Ornamental Features

Mood Indigo Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mood Indigo Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Mood Indigo Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Mood Indigo Hosta will grow to be about 22 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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