Hosta Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' http://www.whiteflowerfarm.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans') HOSS-tah see-bold-ee-AY-nah variety EL-eh-ganz Genus: Hosta 'Elegans' is a large hosta with deep, smoky blue, slightly frosted heart-shaped foliage. Deep veins give the leaves a corrugated look. White flowers bloom in early spring. Though slugs love hostas, this one is usually spared. -Sue Whetten, Regional Picks: Rocky Mountains, Fine Gardening issue #127 Noteworthy Characteristics: Use in the back of a mixed border or as landscape specimens. Care: Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial. Propagation: Divide plants in late summer or early spring. Problems: Slugs, snails, viruses, foliar nematodes. In containers, watch for vine weevils. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Adaptable Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Purple, White Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'View the discussion thread.