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    'Blue Mammoth' is a giant, blue-leaved hosta that grows in a mound to 34" tall and to 48" wide. It features thick, heavily-corrugated, wide-oval, powder blue-green leaves (to 16" by 12") with some undulations, cuspidate tips and cordate lobes. Best blue foliage color occurs in light shade with tolerance for some brief morning sun. Funnel-shaped, white to pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer atop naked, upright, gray-green scapes rising to 48" tall. This is one of the largest of the blue-leaved hostas.

    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: End of March 2023
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bulb

    ☀️ Light Required: Shade / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 32-34"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Aug
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 40-48"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: 3-8
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-3
    Blue Mammoth

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Blue Mammoth Hostas are a fantastic addition to any garden, particularly those with shaded areas. When planting, choose a location with dappled or partial shade where the soil is well-draining and rich in organic matter. Space the plants about 36 inches apart to give them room to reach their full size.

    Water your Blue Mammoth Hostas regularly, maintaining consistent moisture in the soil, but avoid over-watering to prevent root rot. A layer of mulch around the plants will help retain moisture and suppress weeds. In early spring, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to encourage healthy growth. Throughout the growing season, remove any dead or yellowing leaves to keep the plant looking tidy and promote new growth.

    To maintain the health and vigor of your Blue Mammoth Hostas, it's a good idea to divide the clumps every 3-5 years. This will also provide you with new plants to spread throughout your garden or share with friends.

    The best time to plant Blue Mammoth Hostas is in the spring or early fall. Planting in the spring allows the plants to establish a strong root system before the onset of winter, while early fall planting provides a head start for the following growing season.

    Avoid planting during the heat of summer, as high temperatures can stress the plants, and ensure the ground is not frozen when planting in the fall.

    Blue Mammoth Hostas are known for their striking size and presence in the garden. These plants can reach a height of 24-36 inches and a spread of up to 60 inches when fully mature.

    Their large, blue-green leaves form an impressive mound, making these hostas an excellent focal point in a shaded garden bed or an attractive ground cover beneath trees or shrubs.

    While no hosta variety is entirely resistant to slug damage, Blue Mammoth Hostas have some advantages over other types. Their thick, textured leaves are less appealing to slugs, making them more resistant to damage than varieties with thinner foliage.

    To further protect your hostas from slugs, employ additional slug deterrent methods such as diatomaceous earth, copper barriers, or beer traps. Regularly inspect your hostas for signs of slug damage and remove any pests you find.

    It is possible to grow Blue Mammoth Hostas in containers, but their large size should be taken into consideration when selecting a suitable pot. Choose a large, deep container with drainage holes to accommodate the extensive root system and provide adequate space for the plant to grow. Fill the container with a well-draining potting mix, and plant the hosta at the same depth it was growing in the nursery container. Water the plant thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent soil moisture throughout the growing season.

    Place the container in a partially shaded location, as too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Fertilize your container-grown hosta with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions to ensure optimal growth. Be prepared to divide the plant every few years to maintain its health and vigor, as hostas can become crowded in containers over time.


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