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We have a large selection of hostas to choose from.
We may not have all the varieties seen on this list as our plants are delivered throughout the season
and are subject to availability.
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Hostas are versatile and absolutely easy to grow! They come in a multitude of colors, textures and sizes and are attractive all season long. They can be used for edging, ground covers or for specimen plants in a shady garden. The flowers attract pollinators and hummingbirds.

All hostas prefer moist, well drained soil, that has been amended with organic material. Most hostas grow best in part shade to full shade and some varieties are sun tolerant, but all prefer at least 30% shade for best growth and quality. A bit of morning sun will help intensify the foliage color on some varieties of hostas. The hot afternoon sun is a definite no-no as they will burn to a crisp. Mulch helps to keep the soil moist and the weeds at bay. Slugs hide in mulch and can eat holes in the foliage. This is easy to remedy by sprinkling Sluggo around the base of the plants in early spring, or place shallow dishes of beer around. Slugs are attracted to beer and will crawl in and drown.


 

Hostas with Green Foliage

Empress WuEmpress Wu – was named in honor of the only female emperor to rule China. This impressive hosta towers above any other hosta plant! The strong clump forming plants are fast growers with an outstanding upright growth habit. The massive leaves measure 18" wide. Lavender flowers appear on 5 foot tall scapes in midsummer. This extremely large hosta will grow 4 feet tall by 5-6' wide.


TidewaterTidewater – is a hybrid of kikutii leuconata and sieboldiana Elegans. With some bright light in spring it can develop an intense blue color, but as the season progresses, the blue turns to green. The thick, elongated leaves measure 12-6” and have deep, textured veins. The lavender flowers bloom in mid to late summer. This large fast growing hosta reaches 20-36” tall by 40-48” wide. Tidewater develops into an attractive cascading mound of foliage with a great architectural form.

 

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Royal StandardRoyal Standard – is a cross between plantaginea and sieboldiana. It was the first patented hosta, introduced in 1965. Royal Standard has deep green foliage and grows to 26” tall and 63” wide. The highly fragrant funnel shaped white flowers rise on 42” scapes in late summer. This is a hardy hosta and will take a variety of soil conditions, but will do best in rich, moist, organic soils, and prefers consistent moisture during the summer. Prefers morning sun with afternoon shade


T RexT Rex – is one enormous hosta! The extra large green leaves are slightly wavy, have a matte finish and measure 18" long by 14" wide. This gigantic hosta will grow 30” tall and spread up to 80” at a moderate growth rate. T Rex has large creamy white flowers bloom in early summer on 34-38" scapes.


Hostas with Green & Gold Variegated Foliage

Earth AngelEarth Angel is a sport of Blue Angel and has large, heart shaped leaves with blue green centers and wide creamy yellow margins. The pale lavender flowers bloom in early summer. on 40” scapes. This is a large hosta that has a medium growth rate and will reach 30" tall by 40” wide. Earth Angel makes a great specimen plant! Light to medium shade


ElectrocutionElectrocution is a distinctive medium sized hosta that forms an upright mound of tightly rippled, twisted, long and narrow leaves. The slightly shiny, green leaves display yellow margins which lighten to creamy yellow in summer and mature plants have red speckled petioles. Electrocution grows 14” by 28” wide at a moderate rate. The lavender flowers rise above the clump on 20” scapes in midsummer. 

Gold StandardGold Standard is a popular, classic hosta with a nice horizontal habit. The leaves open with light green centers and dark green edges. The centers mature to gold in summer. Gold Standard can tolerate a bit of morning sun, more than most hostas. The leaves are brighter and golder in sunnier locations. This is a medium sized hosta growing 20" tall by 36” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 30” scapes. Gold Standard is great for mass plantings.


Golden TiaraGolden Tiara has green leaves that are edged in gold. The lavender flowers appear on 24" scapes in mid-summer. It is a medium grower and will reach 15 to 20" tall by 30" wide. Use Golden Tiara for borders, edgings or ground cover. It is also a good choice for large mixed containers.


Goodness GraciousGoodness Gracious is a sport of Satisfaction that has large, dark green, heart shaped leaves with showy wide yellow margins. This hosta has a spreading habit and the foliage is of good substance. Goodness Gracious grows 20” tall by 28” wide and has pale lavender flowers that bloom in early to mid summer on 24” scapes. Use this striking hosta for a specimen.


Grand PrizeGrand Prize is an improved version of the Grand Tiara. This small hosta has pronounced colored leaves in the classic color combination. The green leaves have very wide, vivid gold margins that brighten to cream in summer. It has a moderate growth rate and will reach only 12” tall and forms a 24’ clump. In mid summer purple flowers rise on 24” scapes.


Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations is a sport of the long popular sieboldiana Elegans. It has large, variegated, oval, puckered, leaves with creamy white centers and wide, irregular, blue-green margins. Leaf centers emerge gold in spring before aging to creamy white. The clusters of pale lavender flowers grow on 34" scapes in mid-summer. This slow growing, medium sized hosta will reach 18-36" tall by 24-36" wide. It prefers consistently moil soil. Use this hosta in borders and mass plantings or as a specimen.


GuacamoleGuacamole is a sport of Fragrant Bouquet and and was the 2002 Hosta of the Year. It has broad chartreuse leaves with irregular light bluish-green margins. The chartreuse color intensifies in part sun. The glossy leaves have very distinct veining. The very fragrant white flowers appear in late summer on 36” scapes. This large hosta will grow 18 to 20" tall and can spread up to 50" wide. Guacamole is a fast grower and makes a great specimen plant.


Island BreezeIsland Breeze is a sport of Paradise Island. The improvements in this hosta include more impressive variegation due to its wider margins, thicker leaf substance, and a strong growth rate. The wide, dark green margins contrast nicely with the bright yellow centers in early spring. As the season progresses, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. Like Paradise Island, this hosta has showy red speckled petioles that bleed up into the leaves. Island Breeze is a small hosta growing only 12” tall by 18” wide. The dark lavender flowers appear on 28” tall reddish green scapes in mid summer.


June FeverJune Fever – is a sport of the ever popular June. The pointed, oval leaves are bright yellow with distinct narrow, dark green margins that streak towards the middle. The bright yellow turns to chartreuse in the summer on this medium sized hosta. The foliage is of good substance and shiny with lavender flowers that appear on 24" scapes in mid to late summer. June grows 15” tall by 24” wide.


LibertyLiberty – is a gorgeous sport of Sagae and was the 2012 Hosta of the Year. This hosta has an upright vase-shaped habit with strong green-blue leaves and dramatic streaked golden yellow margins which fade to creamy white later in the season. Liberty has good slug resistance. This large hosta will grow 26" tall by 39" to 48" wide at a medium growth rate. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 40" scapes.

 

 

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Northern ExposureNorthern Exposure is a sport of sieboldiana Elegans. This large hosta has huge 13", oval shaped leaves that are blueish green with 2" wide, yellow-green margins that lighten to cream in summer. The leaves are corrugated and have a thick substance, making them slug-resistant. Northern Exposure grows 26” tall by 66” wide at a moderate growth rate. The white flowers appear on 42" scapes in early to midsummer.


Rainbow's EndRainbow's End – has bright yellow, incredibly variegated and shiny foliage. The leaves are of good substance and have dark green margins that streak into the centers. As the summer progressed the yellow centers brighten to a creamy white. Rainbows End is a medium sized, mounding hosta growing 11” tall by 21” wide and has dark lavender flowers that bloom in late summer on showy red, 16-19” scapes.


Old GloryOld Glory – is a nice sport of Glory and is part of the Designer Hosta™ Collection. Old Glory is a large, vigorous grower with heart shaped leaves that have golden yellow centers with uneven dark green margins. The deep veins and wavy margins add to the beauty of this hosta. Old Glory will grow 20” tall by 50” wide. The lavender flowers appear in mid summer on 24” scapes.


Paul's GloryPaul's Glory – is a large classic hosta and considered one of the best for gold and green foliage. In springtime, the leaves have wide chartreuse centers surrounded by bright rich green margins. By early summer the centers mature to a bright yellow center and the edges dark green. Paul’s Glory grows 25” tall by 55” wide and has lavender flowers that bloom in late summer on 40” scapes. Paul’s Glory has good slug resistance, especially as the foliage matures.

Rainforest SunriseRainforest Sunrise – is a sport of Maui Buttercups and was the 2013 Hosta of the Year. The heavily puckered, cup shaped leaves have gold centers and dark green margins. The centers gradually lighten as the season progresses. Rainforest Sunrise’ has a moderate growth rate, forming a clump 10" high by 24” wide. The foliage has good substance and good slug resistance. The very pale lavender flowers appear on 18-24" scapes in mid-summer. Rainforest Sunrise has the best color when planted in an area that receives morning sun.


SpartacusSpartacus – is a sport of Sea Gulf Stream. The lightly corrugated, medium green leaves have a heavy rippled gold border, with a slight reverse cup shape. Spartacus grows 20” tall by 48” wide. The nearly white flowers bloom on long scapes in mid summer.


Stained GlassStained Glass – is a sport of Guacamole and was the 2006 Hosta of the Year. The leaves have prominent green veining with a golden centers and medium green margins. This hosta has a rapid growth rate and good sun tolerance. The foliage will display more gold if given a bit of morning sun. Stained Glass will grow 15” inches tall by 48” wide. The very fragrant near-white pale lavender flowers appear on 30” scapes in late summer. Makes a beautiful specimen.


VictoryVictory – is the 2015 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year! The shiny green leaves are of good substance and have bright yellow margins which lighten to pale yellow as the summer progresses. This giant hosta has a broad spreading mounded habit.  Victory is low grower reaching 28-32” tall by 38-46” wide. The pale lavender flowers appear on 54” scapes in early to mid summer.  


Wide BrimWide Brim – is an eye catching hosta with nicely mounded leaves that have dark green centers and wide, irregular buttery yellow margins. This medium sized hosta will grow 16” tall and 24-40” wide. The to pale lavender flowers bloom in mid to late summer on 24" scapes.


WolverineWolverine – is an eye catching hosta that has wavy, tapering leaves that have blue green centers and wide, gold margins. The leaves measure up to 10" long. This hosta is a fast grower forming a dense, mound with a cascading habit, growing 15-18” tall by 40” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in late summer on 20" scapes.


Hostas with Gold Foliage

Blaze of GloryBlaze of Glory – is a sport of Pin Stripe. The new growth is a vibrant, lemony yellow with prominent veins. As the summer progressed, the foliage turn slightly green. The leaves are thick and have good slug resistance. This large hosta grows 18-20” tall and 35-47” wide with almost white flowers that bloom in midsummer.


City LightsCity Lights is a large hosta that has round, intensely corrugated yellowish gold leaves with good substance. City Lights will reach 23-27” tall by 35-47” wide inches at a moderate growth rate. The near white flowers appear in mid summer on 38” scapes. If given room, this hosta can grow to be fairly enormous. City Lights can take more sun than most hostas. Plant in part sun to full shade.


Coast to CoastCoast to Coast – has gold foliage gold in spring turning to a lighter gold if given a bit more sun in the summer months. As the leaves mature, they become thick and puckered with wavy edges and have nearly white undersides. This hosta has good slug resistance due to its thick substance and rigidly upright vase shaped habit. This large hosta reaches 30” tall by 36” wide at a moderate growth rate. The pale lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 36” scapes. Coast to Coast makes a striking specimen in the shade garden.


August MoonAugust Moon – has won the Presidents Exhibitors trophy. It has been popular with gardeners for years as it has beautiful, uniform, heavily textured leaves that are a brilliant gold to chartreuse. August Moon is considered to be one of the most sun tolerant hostas available. The sun intensifies the golden colors. (If planted in the sun, be sure to give it plenty of water.) This vigorous grower, forms dense circular mounds and shows good slug resistance. It will grow 16-20" tall and 36-42" wide. The pale near white-lavender flowers bloom in late summer on 32" scapes. This hosta prefers part sun to part shade

 

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Fire IslandFire Island – is considered by many to be one of the best gold leafed varieties. The brilliant gold rippled leaves grow on deep red stems (a rare stem color in hostas), that provide a beautiful pop of color in the garden. Fire Island is small hosta that will reach a mature height of 10-12” by 18-30” wide at a fast growth rate. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on tall scapes. This hosta is perfect for the front of any shady garden border.


Key WestKey West – is a cross between Elatior and High Noon. It has large, intense gold, smooth, heart-shaped leaves. This large hosta grows in an upright mound 28" tall by 45" wide at a fast growth rate. The lavender flowers bloom in early summer on 32-36" scapes. Key West will provide a big splash of gold for shady spaces. Bright, filtered light intensifies the golden color. Prefers part sun to part shade. Key West is a Premium Hosta.


Sum and SubstanceSum & Substance – has glossy, chartreuse, dinner-plate sized leaves that are thick textured. The bell-shaped, fragrant, pale lavender/near white flowers appear on 38" scapes in late summer. Sum & Substance is an American Hosta Society multiple award winner, and the 2004 Hosta of the Year. This extremely large hosta that will grow 30" tall by 60" wide. Sum and Substance is a medium growing hosta that is slug proof. It makes a great specimen plant or planted in mass for large sweeping borders. Prefers light to medium shade


World CupWorld Cup – is a sport of Komodo Dragon and Super Bowl. It has a large upright mounded habit with corrugated and wavy, bright gold cupped, oval shaded leaves of good substance.This medium sized hosta will grow 12-24” tall with lavender flowers.


Hostas with Green & White Variegated Foliage

AlbomarginataAlbomarginata is one of the first hostas to come up in the spring. The leaves have medium green centers with wavy, white margins and grayish-green streaks at the junction of the margin and center. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 18” tall and can spread to 40.”The pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer on 31-45” scapes.


Allen P. McConnellAllen P. McConnell has attractive, dense mounds of oval shaped, dark green leaves with a distinctive, narrow white margin. The leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. This small, slow growing hosta will grow only 12” tall by 30” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer on dainty scapes rising above the foliage. Use in mass plantings, for groundcover, border edging, in fairy gardens and in containers


American HeroAmerican Hero is a sport of Revolution and is a tough and durable hosta that has strong, bold variegation all season long. It has creamy white to pure white centers speckled with green and wide, dark green margins. This moderate grower forms a very dense clump growing 12” tall by 22” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 16-20” scapes.


Barbara AnnBarbara Ann is a sport of sieboldiana Elegans, that was discovered in Great Britain by two lab technicians named Barbara and Ann. This large hosta forms a stunning clump of thick, corrugated, blue-green leaves with a broad, creamy margin that lightens to white as the season progresses. Barbara Ann will reach 20” tall by 3-4’ tall at a fast growth rate. The near white flowers appear on 24" scapes in midsummer.


Cool as a CucumberCool as a Cucumber is a sport of Cascades. This gorgeous large hosta forms an incredibly showy, cascading clump of green and white variegated foliage. An upright habit becomes gracefully arching as plants mature to a large cascading mound. The long, tapered, pointed leaves have bright green margins which jet towards the clear white center. This large hosta grows 28” tall by 48” wides at a moderate growth rate. The lavender flowers appear in early to mid summer on 40” creamy white scapes. Cool as a cucumber can take a bit more sun than most hostas. Plant in part sun to full shade.


Fire and IceFire & Ice  is a reverse sport of Patriot. The attractive, slightly twisted, heart shaped leaves have white centers and dark green margins. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer. Fire & Ice is a medium sized, fast growing hosta that will reach 14-16” tall by 12-32” wide and has good slug resistance. Use this hosta in borders, mass plantings and woodland gardens. Prefers part sun to medium shade. Morning light or filtered shade will help maintain it's vigor.


FranceeFrancee is a sport of Fortunei Albomarginata and this favorite is considered to be one of the best of the white-margined hostas. The heart-shaped, dark green leaves have narrow white margins. The foliage holds good color throughout the growing season. It matures in a dense, arching mound, growing 24” tall and 36" wide. The pale lavender flowers bloom in late summer on 30” leafy green scapes.


Ginko CraigGinko Craig has narrow, elliptical, dark green leaves with crisp white margins and a bit of grey streaking towards the centers. This small hosta is a medium grower and will reach only 10” tall and 18” wide. The medium purple flowers blooms in late summer on 20”-24" scapes. Its low, dense mound shape makes it an excellent variety for edging, fairy gardens or containers.


LoyalistLoyalist is considered one of the best white centered hostas. This reverse variegated sport of Patriot has dark green leaf margins which contrasts with the nearly pure white centers. Loyalist is a medium sized hosta with a good heavy substance, going 18” tall by 24” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 20” tall creamy white scapes.

 

 

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MinutemanMinuteman is a sport of Francee has stunning, very dark green leaves surrounded by a wide, pure white margin, making his hosta particularly striking. It is a vigorous grower, but will take a few years to reach its mature height. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 18” tall by 30” wide. The pale lavender striped flowers bloom in early to mid summer on 24” scapes.


Pie a la ModePie a la Mode is a sport of Color a la Mode. It has wavy, oval and corrugated 10" x 8" leaves. The yellow margins change to creamy white as the season progresses and dark green centers. This medium host has a moderate to fast growth rate reaching 20” tall by 45” wide. The pale lavender flowers bloom in mid to late summer on 24” scapes.
Praying HandsPraying Hands was the 2011 Hosta of the Year and is an unusual hosta with its upright narrow leaves. Each green leaf is rolled and folded into a tube shape, displaying the prominent veins on the shiny back side of the leaf. A thin white margin borders the outside edge of the leaf. This small to medium sized hosta grows 14" tall by 12-16” wide. The pale lavender flowers bloom in late summer on 18” scapes.


Robert FrostRobert Frost is a hybrid of Banana Sundae and Francis Williams. The blueish green leaves have creamy yellow to white margins that jet towards the middle. They are broad, oval shaped and have good substance. Robert Frost is a large hosta that will reach 23” tall by 42” wide at a moderate growth rate. The nearly white flowers appear on 30"-35" scapes in mid to late summer.


The PatriotThe Patriot is a sport of Francee. The oval shaped leaves have dark green centers and outstanding, crisp white, streaked margins. The leaves are slightly wavy, and display good sun tolerance. Patriot has good heat tolerance. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 22” tall by 30” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 30" scapes. Prefers light sun or part to full shade

VulcanVulcan is a sport of Captain Kirk. It has creamy-white leaves with dark green margins. Gold streaks occur along the interior margins where the white and green overlap. Vulcan is a vigorous grower and a medium sized hosta that reaches 18-22" tall by 36” wide. Vulcan has pale lavender flowers that bloom in mid to late summer on 24” scapes. Vulcan is a Premium hosta variety and makes an outstanding specimen.


WheeeWheee has extremely ruffled leaves that have green centers and cream colored margins. The leaves of this medium sized hosta have excellent substance, giving them good slug resistance. This medium sized hosta has a medium growth rate and will reach 11-18” tall by 28-30” wide. The pale lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 24” purple scapes.


White FeatherWhite Feather is a striking hosta that has pure white leaves that emerge in the spring. The white leaves have streaks of green that start to appear as the season progresses. White Feather is a unique, medium sized hosta that will reach 15-20” tall and wide at a moderate growth rate. The lavender flower spikes appear in mid summer. White Feather can take a bit more sun than most hostas. Plant in part sun to full shade.


Hostas with Blue Foliage

Abiqua Drinking GourdAbiqua Drinking Gourd is a sport of Tokudama sieboldiana and was the Hosta of the year 2014. It is an extremely distinct cultivar due to the heavily corrugated, deeply cupped and unruly, deep bluish-green foliage. This hosta has good slug resistance. This large hosta is slow to reach its mature size but is worth the wait. It will grow 24” tall by 46” wide. The white flowers bloom in mid summer on 22" scapes. It makes a splendid specimen!


Big DaddyBig Daddy is a sport of Fortunei Robusta. It is a compact grower with huge, heavily corrugated, frosty blue leaves that at maturity become cupped and grow into three feet tall clumps. Big Daddy is a medium grower that will reach 36" tall by 24" wide. The pale lavender flowers bloom in early summer on 24" scapes. It makes a good specimen plant. Part sun needed to maintain it's color.


Blue AngelBlue Angel is a giant of a hosta! It has very large blueish green, slug resistant leaves. Blue Angel has a medium growth rate and will reach 24-30" tall by 6' wide. The near-white flowers bloom in mid summer on 3 to 4' scapes. Blue Angel is drought tolerant once established. This impressive hosta makes a great specimen plant. Prefers part sun to part shade


Blue HawaiiBlue Hawaii boasts a rich and powdery blue color. The thick upright, heart shaped leaves are heavily corrugated and the color holds extremely well throughout the summer. This fast growing hosta will grow from 22 to 30" tall and up to 42" wide and has lightly fragrant white flowers that bloom in mid-summer. It is a good specimen plant. Prefers light to medium shade (but not direct, overhead sun)


Blue UmbrellasBlue Umbrellas forms a huge mound of 14" long, inversely cupped blue umbrella shaped leaves. The leaves emerge blueish green but turn darker green as the summer progresses. The thick, corrugated leaves show good slug resistance. The very pale lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 40" scapes. This hosta has a moderate growth rate reaching 23” tall by 48” wide.


Fragrant BlueFragrant Blue is considered to be one of the bluest hostas. It combines the fragrance of plantagenia with the blue color of sieboldiana. Fragrant Blue is a medium size hosta with chalky blue foliage that is corrugated and slightly cupped and of good substance. It will retains its blue color all season long. It is a medium sized hosta with a moderate growth rate reaching 18” tall by 30” wide. The purple flowers bloom in early to mid summer on 22” scapes.


Hadspen BlueHadspen Blue forms neat clumps of heart-shaped, slightly cupped, powdery, grayish blue leaves. This is a medium sized hosta growing only 14" tall and spreading to 24." The pale lavender almost white, bell-shaped flowers bloom in mid summer on 18" scapes. It is a great hosta for edging paths through shady gardens.

 

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HalcyonHalcyon is a legendary hosta that performs superbly in the shade garden with its heart-shaped blue leaves. Halcyon is the parent to many popular hostas and is used frequently in breeding due to its great attributes. Halcyon received the American Hosta Society Distinguished Merit Hosta award in 1987. This medium size hosta has dense mounding foliage with pale lilac-blue flowers that bloom in late summer on 26" scapes. It has good slug resistance and will grow 12-18” tall by 30-36" wide at a medium growth rate. Halcyon makes a great specimen.


Krossa RegalKrossa Regal is a large hosta with smooth, thick, widely veined, frosty bluish green leaves. It has an upright vase shaped habit. This hosta will reach 3' tall and 3-6' wide. Each of the large lavender flowers are 5" each and bloom in mid to late summer on 6' scapes. Krossa Regal has good slug resistance.


Prairie SkyPrairie Sky is a medium-large hosta with rounded, gently cupped blue-green foliage and holds its color well. It has a moderate growth rate and will reach 14-20" tall by 36" wide. This slug resistant plant is regarded as one of the best blue hostas. The pale purple flowers bloom in mid summer on 32" scapes. Prairie Sky makes a great specimen plant.


seiboldiana Elegansseiboldiana Elegans has been a standard in large, blue leaved hostas. It has large, 13 x 10" round, thick-textured, heavily corrugated, slightly cupped, blue-green leaves. It will tolerates light morning sun and has good slug resistance. Elegans is a large grower that will reach 24-30" tall by 40-48" wide. The white flowers have a violet tinge and bloom in early summer on 36” on scapes.


True BlueTrue Blue is a sport of sieboldiana Elegans. It has an impressive display of heart-shaped, thick and heavy, slightly cupped and corrugated foliage. The leaves remain blue throughout the summer. True Blue is a large, impressive hosta that will reach 20-36” tall by 32-60” wide at a moderate growth rate. The nearly white and lavender striped flowers rise above the foliage on tall scapes in early to mid summer.


Wishing WellWishing Well has huge 11” long by 9” wide cupped, corrugated blue leaves. It will keeps both its texture and blue tones in partial sun. The thick leaves, help keep away the slugs. This medium to large sized hosta grows 23” tall by 38” inches wide. The near white flowers bloom in mid to late summer on 26-29” scapes.


Hostas with Blue Variegation

American HaloAmerican Halo is a sport of Northern Halo. The large, intensely blueish green leaves have wide, corrugated, creamy-white margins. Northern Halo is slow to reach maturity, but when it does, it is giant sized! It will reach 28” tall by 72” wide at a slow to moderate growth rate. Masses of showy white flowers appear on scapes just above the foliage in early to mid summer.


Dream QueenDream Queen is a sport of Great Expectations. The large, roundish, corrugated leaves have creamy white centers with very wide bluish green margins. This medium sized hosta grows 18” tall and 24” wide at a moderate growth rate. The white flowers bloom in mid summer on 26” scapes.


First FrostFirst Frost is a fantastic sport of Halcyon. The beautiful blue leaves are edged by a creamy-yellow margin that brightens to creamy-white by midsummer. First Frost is a medium sized hosta that will reach 15-22" tall by 36" wide at a moderate growth. The pale lavender flowers appear on 28" scapes in mid-summer. First Frost is a Premium Hosta and a great specimen plant.


Frances WilliamsFrances Williamsfeatures large, bluish-green puckered leaves with striking uneven golden margins. The heart-shaped leaves grow to the size of a salad plate and remain brightly colored all season. Frances Williams has great slug resistance. This large hosta will grow over 22" tall and 48" wide at a moderate growth rate. The pale lavender flowers bloom in early summer on 40" scapes. Francis Williams makes a good specimen plant.


Great ArrivalGreat Arrival is a reversed form of Great Expectations with attractive foliage. The blue green centers are bordered by bright gold margins in spring that turn creamy white as the summer progresses. Great Arrival has heavily corrugated leaves of thick substance. This giant hosta grows 28” tall by 50” wide at a vigorous growth rate. The near white flowers bloom in mid summer on tall scapes.


Ivory QueenIvory Queen is a reverse sport of Blue Ivory.  This classy looking hosta forms a majestic mound of creamy, near white leaves with broad, long lasting blueish green margins and a dash of green jetting between the two. The leaves are nice and thick, giving them good slug resistance. Ivory Queen will reach 12” tall by 18” wide at a moderate growth rate. Pale lavender flowers bloom on 24” tall whitish green scapes rising above the foliage in midsummer. 

Hudson BayHudson Bay is a showy sport of Eskimo Pie. This showy hosta has attractive tricolor foliage of heavy substance, giving it good slug resistance. The leaves have creamy white centers with bright blue margins and light green streaks between the two. This large hosta grows 24” tall and wide at a medium growth rate. The near white flowers bloom in early to mid summer on 26” scapes.


JuneJune won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit as well as awarded the Hosta of the Year in 2001. June puts a sparkle in any shade gardens! The oval shaped, pointed leaves, have swept blue-green margins and dappled gold-to-chartreuse centers. The leaves are are of heavy substance and are slug resistant. This medium-sized hosta will grow to 15" tall by 20" wide. The pale bluish-lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in mid to late summer. Use in woodland gardens, for edging and large containers.


ParadigmParadigm was the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year for 2007 and is a sport of Abiqua Recluse. The striking gold leaves have wide blue green margins that streak into the center. The variegation intensifies in the late spring. The leaves are corrugated with good substance and are very slug resistant. This large hosta grows 20-22” tall by 36-48” wide at a moderate growth rate. Paradigm has very pale lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 24" scapes.


Regal SplendorRegal Splendor is a superb creamy gold edged sport of Krossa Regal. The blueish green foliage is surrounded by gold margins. Regal Splendor is a stunning, upright, vase-shaped hosta that will grow 3’ tall and wide at a vigorous growth rate. The soft lavender blooms rise above the foliage in mid summer.

 

 

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Miniature Hostas

Miniature hostas are perfect in rock gardens, fairy or miniature gardens, containers or tiny specimens. Mix and match them for a great effect.

Blue Mouse EarsBlue Mouse Ears – is a sport of Blue Cadet and was the 2008 Hosta of the Year. This delightful miniature forms a symmetrical clump of silvery-blue, gently curled leaves. The substantial leathery foliage gives it good slug resistance. It has a moderate growth rate that will reach only 6-8" tall by 12-18" wide. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on short scapes. Prefers light to medium shade.


CameoCameo – is a reverse sport of Pandora’s Box. The small rounded leaves have greenish grey centers with wide, creamy white margins that streak towards the center. This mound shaped, miniature hosta will grow only 4-6” tall by 12” wide at a moderate growth rate. The purple flowers bloom in early summer on short scapes.


Church MouseChurch Mouse is a sport of Blue Mouse Ears. It has coarsely, wavy, slightly cupped blueish green to green leaves. This miniature hosta will reach only 8” tall by 14” tall at a moderate growth rate. It will matures to a nice compact clump. The lavender flowers rise on 12” tall scapes in early summer. Church Mouse can take a bit more sun than most hostas. Plant in part sun to full shade.


Curly FriesCurly Fries the 2016 Hosta of the Year. forms an arching, wiggly clump of extremely rippled, narrow gold leaves. As the plant matures, it will develop red speckled petioles (the stalk that joins a leaf to the stem). This little guy will have brighter chartreuse color if planted in a spot where it will receive morning sun. This miniature will grow only 6” tall by 16” wide at a moderate growth rate. The lavender flowers blooms in mid summer on 16” scapes.


FireworksFireworks – is a unique sport of Loyalist with upright swirls of narrow, pointed leaves that have creamy white centers and dark green margins that streak into the center. The foliage is of good, heavy substance. This miniature upright hosta only grows 8-10” tall by 6-8” wide at a moderate growth rate. The pale lavender flowers bloom in midsummer on 12” scapes.


GemstoneGemstone – is a sport of venusta and Dorset Blue. It has narrow powdery blue spear shaped leaves. This vigorous growing hosta reaches 5-7” tall by 12-15” wide. The lavender flowers bloom in midsummer on short 10" spikes. Gemstone prefers light sun to shade.


Hush PuppyHush Puppy – has small leaves with green centers and a wide creamy yellow margin. This little hosta grows only 5” tall by 16” wide and grows very quickly. The dark lavender flowers bloom in early summer on 8” scapes. A wonderful edger.

Lakeside CupcakeLakeside Cupcake – is a sport of Streaked Seedling and Blue Seedling. It has cup shaped leaves with creamy white centers and wide blue green margins. It will only grow 5” tall by 12” wide at a moderate growth rate. The lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on 10-12” scapes.


Mighty MouseMighty Mouse is a variegated sport of the award winning Blue Mouse Ears. The rounded leaves have great heavy substance have greenish blue centers with a bright creamy yellow margin. The leaves transition to a greenish gray centers with creamy white margin as the season progresses. Mighty Mouse grows only 8” tall by 12” wide and has lavender flowers that bloom in earl summer on 12” scapes.


Pandora's BoxPandora's Box – is a sport of Baby Bunting. This is a pocket-sized hosta with 2” long heart shaped leaves that have pure white centers and greenish blue margins that streak into the white areas. Pandora’s Box will grow 4-6” tall and 5” wide at a moderate growth rate. The lavender flowers bloom in early summer on 10-12” scapes.


Little TreasureLittle Treasure – is a sport of Little Jay. The small pointed leaves have wide, greenish blue margins and creamy white centers and great substance. This miniature hosta grows only 8” tall by 11” wide at a moderate growth rate. The lavender bloom in early to mid summer on 10” scapes.


Mini SkirtMini Skirt is a sport of Mighty Mouse. This diminuative hosta forms a mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves that have creamy yellow margins in spring. In summer, the center turns more green and the edge lightens to creamy white. It will reach only 5" tall by 13" wide at a moderate growth rate. Pale lavender flowers with deeper purple stripes appear on short, 7" scapes in early to midsummer.

 

 

 

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Defining Sunlight Terms

Full Sun – 6-8 hours of direct sunlight.

Part Sun or Part Shade – These are used interchangeably to mean 3-6 hours of sun each day. Morning or early afternoon is desirable. Mid to late afternoon sun can burn plants in this category.

Dappled Sun – Dappled sun is similar to partial shade. It is the sun that makes its way through the branches of trees. Many woodland plants prefer this type of exposure.

Full Shade – Less than 3 hours of direct sunlight each day, with filtered sunlight during the rest of the day. Full shade does not mean no sun. There are very few plants that will grow in the dark.

 


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1605 South Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117
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