Compared to the ever popular ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, ‘Blue Elf’ has a similar short height but with larger leaves (about 2½-3″ across) and true powdery blue leaves. Perfectly proportionate to the size of the plant, shorter flower spikes yield lavender flowers in in midsummer. ‘Blue Elf’ is the perfect size for fairy gardens or troughs!
Scape height: 12″
Water: average and consistent
Bloom time: mid-summer
Attracts: hummingbirds and bees
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division (can be done at any time during growing season).
photo credit: Perennial Resources