Guardian Angel Hosta

guardian-angel-300Guardian Angel Hosta is a very striking medium to large size hosta that is suitable for zone 4 shade perennial gardens. It has a heavily substanced, ruffled leaf with an ivory center.

As the summer progresses, the center turns to a lighter green, but is still a knockout Hosta. It has near white flowers in late June into July on tall scapes.

When I saw Guardian Angel at the local Hosta Nursery I knew I had to have one for myself. That was 4 years ago and anyone that sees it, loves it. Some have even gone to the local Hosta Nursery and purchased it right away!

I grew it for 2 years by the Gazebo in a sunny exposure, and then moved it to a more sheltered spot with an eastern exposure, 2 years ago under a Crab Apple Tree near the drive. I wanted it to be in a spot to be seen. Of course, that moving also set it back, but in another year it will be glorious!

I divided the plant that I had into 4 or 5 divisions and spread them out so when they get to be a couple more years old they will fill out the area completely.

The Hostapedia book by Mark Zillis, comments that this ranks as one of the best sports developed in the last 20 years! (Sport of Blue Angel) No wonder I liked it so well!

Hosta Leaves


Here is a view of the hosta leaves. This photo was taken in mid-September and still looks good after the hottest days of July and August.

Growing Information

Mature size is 24” tall by 54” wide.

This Guardian Angel hosta is quite slug resistant. I can attest to that because next to Guardian Angel is one called Lemon Lime and that has been bothered by slugs, whereas Guardian Angel has no holes in early September as I write this.

I love to search out different Hostas like this one to place at focal points around the beds. It makes for an interesting summer season to watch the plant change.

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