Produced in 1987 by
Zilis of Illinois, this hybrid of (H. 'Tardiflora'
× H. 'Marilyn') x H. 'Tardiflora'
was registered in 2003. It grows
into a large size hosta about 19 inches high by 52 inches wide with narrowly
ovate leaves of smooth texture. The pale lavender flowers bloom in August.
An article about favorite blue hostas in
Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) reported the responses of the
following hosta hybridizers:
Charles Tuttle - "H. 'Buckeye
Blue' has to be up there in the top five."
Balitewicz - "My favorite is 'Yankee
Terpening - "H. 'Winfield
Blue'.I also vote for 'Venetian
Blue' and 'Blue Jay' and 'Deep
Blue Sea' and ..."
Chastain - "Several garden visitors have stated that 'Lakeside
Color Blue' is the bluest hosta they have ever seen"
Brian Skaggs - "What is the bluest? What time of day? What time
of year? The color is different under different lights and different
times of the year. Everyone's eyes see colors differently too. Tough