Name: Hosta ‘Blue Cadet’
Type of Plant: This medium sized, perennial Hosta is pretty perfect in most landscapes. It grows to about 16” high and two to even three feet wide over time.
Why I love this: ‘Blue Cadet’ is with raving about because it’s vigorous, slug-resistant, not too tall, and blue. So it’s a truly low-maintenance perennial – the guest at your garden party who has no issues or drama, arrives perfectly dressed and helps with the cleanup. Small lavender flowers in mid-summer – cut these stalks down as soon as the flowers fade.
A Word to the Wise: Plant ‘Blue Cadet’ about three feet apart, center to center.
I don’t really have any cautions about this plant at all, except for the standard “don’t hit this frequently with automatic irrigation (irritation) systems because that will cause leaf-spot fungal problems.” But if you’ve listened to my radio programs in the past you should have absorbed the news by now: deep watering less often is better than every two or three days. Rant over. Now back to the scheduled ‘Blue Cadet’ hosta.