Prairie Sky Hosta (Hosta ‘Prairie Sky’)
Prairie Sky Hosta
Cool, calm, and showy color all season long, Prairie Sky Hosta (Hosta x ‘Prairie Sky’) is a standout addition! Large, rounded, powdery blue, lightly cupped leaves have a slightly corrugated texture and unearthly color among the cool shade!
These lovely glaucous leaves stand out in the dappled shade and understory of large trees and seem to accent dark-leafed shrubs and flowers wonderfully! By mid-summer, trumpet-shaped, pale lavender flower scapes add height, drama, and Hummingbirds to the garden while the glaucous foliage is soothing and charismatic everywhere!
Hardy to cold, heat, and humidity throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, Prairie Sky grows to around 15 inches in height and spread nearly 3 feet wide with silvery splendor! Remarkably easy to grow, even the most novice or busiest of gardeners can find success with these low-maintenance perennial ornamentals!
The calming effect of Prairie Sky creates an amazing specimen or focal point! Mix with other Hosta leaf colors, create a cool background structure, or highlight shrubs and trees with this unique coloration! Pairing wonderfully with other shade-loving plants like the finely-textured Fern or Astilbe, the cool blue hue goes great with the vivid colors of Coral Bells too!
Accent any structure, seating area, or sculptural with a curved row or skirting of these hefty plants around the base. Loving the shade that larger trees and shrubs create, a skirt or ring of Hosta around their bases adds a finishing touch to your plantings while hiding their bare leggy lower stems as lush facer plants.
Shade gardens, perennial beds, or walkways look amazing with these edging plants and their frosty leaves. Highlight a shaded pathway, or line a shaded drive with easy care and easy-going perennials that look great all growing season! You’ll call butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden and even accent larger planters and tubs around your covered porches and decks!
Hosta are hardy perennials in USDA growing zones 3 through 9 are very cold hardy perennials. Highly filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for lush, healthy growth. The morning sun is tolerable and helps to intensify the leaf colors, but the hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to Hostas!
Highly resistant to heat and humidity long as they’re given adequate shade and moisture, especially throughout the hottest part of the growing season. Tolerant of dry shade once established, these become incredibly resilient! Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soils that are highly organic. Preferring a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. A generous 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch chips helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Low maintenance and easy care, there’s not much work for you! Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. Be sure to remove dead leaf matter from the area to prevent the spread of fungal issues and deter slugs. But it has excellent slug resistance and no disease issues!
Rounded and unearthly powdered blue, The gorgeous cool color of Prairie Sky Hosta creates some garden moody blues!
|Common name||Prairie Sky Hosta|
|Botanical name||Hosta 'Prairie Sky'|
|Height||12 - 15 inches|
|Width||30 - 36 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|