Planted around the base of a large oak tree with consistent water. It's come back for three years now, but is the first of my 8 hostas to disappear every year. It's clearly a favorite of rabbits, as it is the only hosta of its kind in a ring of mostly blue angels. I really like the way it looks, but it never seems to get bigger and only appears for a short couple of months before getting devoured.
Shadowland® 'Waterslide' Hosta hybrid
This beautifully blue ruffled hosta with rippled leaves hold their color all season long. Lavender flowers appear on proportionate flower scapes.Foliage InterestAttracts:Hummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:14 InchesScape Height:17 InchesSpacing:32 InchesSpread:32 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Glaucous blueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeMaintenance Notes:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.Shadowland® 'Waterslide' Hosta hybrid USPP 30,303, Can 6,261
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Jacob, Oklahoma, United States, 16 weeks ago
I was worried because, while it is right under a tree, it gets a full blast of sun for a bit of the afternoon. But it has held up perfectly and looks incredible. It provides.a very necessary blue tone to the space.Erik, Utah, United States, 3 years ago
This is the second year for Waterslide. It was slow to break dormancy, but then again, we had a very cold spring. When it finally leafed out, it looks good. Waiting to see at full maturity, but so far, looks Like the photo. Nice blue color. Nice wavy leaves.Renee Pypiak, New Jersey, United States, 3 years ago