Flemish Sky Hosta

flemish-sky-hosta-400Flemish Sky Hosta is a smaller zone 4 shade perennial that blooms in late fall.

This Hosta is slug resistant and has large blue-green, pointed and rippled leaves.

Flemish Sky is a smaller size Hosta that I have had for about 3 years now and it has given me a bonus of gorgeous white blooms this Labor Day Weekend! (Well, they came out white, but now a few days later, they are a light lavender, but still gorgeous!)

Unusual Blooms

The blooms are unusual in that they are not coming out from the middle of the plant, but poking out through the leaves in something of a Florists like arrangement. The scapes can be from 12 to 20 inches long.

It is a good variety to use the flower scapes for making your own Floral arrangements.

The flowers also attract hummingbirds!

 The Flemish Sky leaves have wavy rippled margins on pointed leaves and are a blue green that have a white glaucous substance. The rippling of the margins becomes more noticable as the plant matures.

It is a medium size Hosta at about 10 to 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide at maturity.

It is a slug resistant Hosta which is definitely a plus for any garden!

It has a moderate rate of growth, but well worth the wait with the neat mound that I see in my Hosta bed. The blooms offered another reason to grow this variety.

Mine is growing under a crab apple tree on a North-East exposure.

It would make a great edging for a larger bed.

It is another wonderful hosta specimen and a great addition to the shade border or in a container!

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Flemish Sky Hosta in foreground. Notice the nice contrast in colors.

Growing Information

Moderate to fast rate of growth

A medium size Hosta at about 10″ tall

Likes dappled shade

Attracts Hummingbirds

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