The Teddington Gardener

More than just a pretty leaf

White flowers of Hosta sieboldiana var Elegans

White flowers of Hosta sieboldiana var Elegans

Hosta sieboldiana var Elegans

I know this image was included in my 200th post/gallery but I got to thinking that lots of the other plants included therein were doing just what was expected of them – flowering plants, flowering (albeit beautifully).

The verdant hosta indeed comes in a huge range of leaf size, shape and colour, in plants miniature to giant, and very welcome leaf-ery they provide too. But it is easy to neglect their flowering charms too – tall inflorescences of icy white and lavender, pale blues, purples and creams. Cool beauties like this one, flowers held above large, thick, corrugated blue-green foliage. Introduced in 1905 but still the standard for steely foliage

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