Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'

Plantain Lily

Tips for Homeowners:

Fertilize in the spring if needed.  Apply deterrent if deer are a problem.

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Popular hosta for its large size and the downward facing leaves.

  • Large leaves cupped downward like umbrellas
  • Begins season with blue-green foliage maturing to green
  • Thick bumpy leaves resist slugs

Add a new variety to a hosta collection! You can also plant one type in large quantities as a ground cover, or enjoy hostas as an accent to other neighboring perennials in the woodland garden.

Height: 32-40 in
Spread: 36-48 in
Zone: 3-9
Color: Lavender

Interesting Notes about Plantain Lily:

Hostas are wonderful plants for the shady garden. You can plant them in more sun for more flowers, but in the heat of the summer they will need extra water to keep from getting scorched. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Fast Growing
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Green


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Mounding
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained