Pic of the Day--Blue Jay

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Pic of the Day--Blue Jay

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 24, 2007 9:55 am

Hi All--Blue Jay is often mentioned as one of the bluest varieties. In our garden in probably comes in third, behind Blue Dimples and Halcyon. Planted in a spot that gets very little, if any, direct sun, Blue Jay has had a slow, steady growth rate. In its first five years it measured 10x6, 16x7 , 20x8, 24x10 and 27x15. Zilis lists it at 35x16. Slugs have not damaged the plant even though they have been bothering the neighboring hostas.

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 24, 2007 11:36 am

Beautiful, Hank!! :D I hope my Blue Jay will start getting some size on it now that it has a new location with no root competition. It's one of the most intensely blue hostas I have here. Not the darkest blue though. This year the winner in that category is definitely Camelot.
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Postby nanny_56 » Jun 24, 2007 12:05 pm

This guy is already on my wish list!! :P

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 24, 2007 7:26 pm

Such a beauty! I'm waiting for mine to increase in size too, but it does have root competition where it is planted. :???:

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Postby wishiwere » Jun 25, 2007 8:20 am

Love the blues! :D
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Postby LucyGoose » Jun 25, 2007 8:40 am

I want one, too Claudia....:-)
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Re: Pic of the Day--Blue Jay

Postby irawon » Dec 11, 2012 1:35 pm

My Blue Jay is pretty blue first thing in the spring and early summer. One of my favorite blues. It does lose its wax coating by late summer. Planted in 2007.
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