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Blue Skies (E Smith 88)

Photo by Reggie D. Millette

Blue Skies (E Smith 88)

Photo by Gayle Kamp

Blue Skies (E Smith 88)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

On Zilis's blue scale of Smith hostas this ranks as a #5, meaning it is one of the greenest. The plant has an excellent growth rate but does remain small. The flowers are numerous and hyacinth-like, near-white in color. The mound of the plant measures 18 x 12". The cordate leaves have good substance and measure 5 x 3" wide. As with all of Smith's Tardiana series, the ancestry is 'Tardiflora' x sieboldiana 'Elegans'. It is good to remember that the Tardiana names comes from the prefix of 'Tardiflora' and the suffix of sieboldiana. Remember also that Tardiana is not a species but the results of a fortuitous cross.