The undemanding hosta is an exceedingly popular perennial in gardens due to its versatility and easy to grow nature. They are grown mostly for the decorative foliage and the plants remain attractive from spring till frost. The subtle colors, the tall flower-stalks and the broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. The large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Use them for a ground cover, for edging, or as an accent plant in a shady garden. The bell shaped flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Hostas prefer well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH. Hostas are light to moderate feeders. It is best to incorporate a slow release fertilizer in the soil prior to transplanting. If topdressing is desired, apply to the top of the soil after planting. Some varieties are sun tolerant, but all prefer at least 30% shade for best growth and quality.

Premium  and Designer Hosta Definition — A premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers in zones 4-7, who together have a combined total of over 150 years of hosta growing experience. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.


Hostas with Green Foliage

Hosta Empress Wu

'Empress Wu' was named in honor of the only female emperor to rule China. This impressive hosta towers above all other hostas. It is the largest hosta ever introduced! The strong clump forming plants are medium growers with an outstanding upright growth habit. The massive, deeply-veined, leaves measure 28" long by 25" wide! Lavender flowers appear on 5' scapes in midsummer. This extremely large hosta will grow 4 to 5' tall by 6 to 8' wide. This giant makes a great specimen or accent in a shady garden!

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Royal Standard

'Royal Standard' is a cross between H. plantaginea and H. sieboldiana. It was the first patented Hosta and was 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


Hosta T. Rex

'T-Rex' is a jumbo cultivar that has slightly wavy, medium green, rounded heart shape leaves that can grow 16-18" wide. The entire mound forming plant can grow 70-80" wide. It does well in part shade to full shade and the white flowers appear in early summer. Be patient as this slow grower and may take several seasons to reach it's mature size.

Full shade

 


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Hosta Captain Kirk

'Captain Kirk' is a sport of 'Gold Standard' with thicker leaves and a wider margin than its parent. The leaves are bright yellow with a 3" wide medium to deep green margin. As it matures it develops thick leaves with some corrugation. This medium hosta will grow a clump 36 by 30" with lavender colored flowers. The leaves will grow 8 by 7". Captain Kirk prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil.

Light sun to full shade


Hosta Earth Angel

'Earth Angel' has leaves that are painted with dark and sage green centers and lime and lemon borders. It's pale lavender flowers bloom in early summer. This is a large hosta that has a medium growth rate. It will grow 30" tall by 36" wide. Earth Angel makes a great speciman plant!

Light to medium shade


Gold Standard

'Gold Standard' is a medium 20" hosta. Gold Standard can take more sun than most hostas. The leaves are a lighter green with a dark edge that mature to gold with a green edge as season progresses. Lavender flowers early. A more horizontal habit makes this a good choice for mass plantings.

Part sun to part shade
(The leaves are brighter and golder in sunnier locations.)


Hosta Golden Tiara

'Golden 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.

Light to medium shade


Hosta Guacamole

'Guacamole' is a sport of 'Fragrant Bouquet' and has broad chartreuse leaves with irregular bluish-green margins. The color intensifies in part sun. The leaves are glossy with distinct veining. It has funnel-shaped, very fragrant white flowers that appear on 36" scapes in late summer. Guacamole was the 2002 Hosta of the Year. It will grow 18 to 20" tall and can spread up to 50!" Guacamole is a fast grower and makes a great speciman plant.

Part to full shade


Hosta Great Expectations

'Great Expectations' is a sport of the long popular H. sieboldiana var. 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 hosta will grow 18 to 36" tall by 24 to 36" wide. It prefers consistently moil soil. Use this hosta in borders and mass plantings or as a specimen.

Light to medium shade


Hosta Liberty

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

Part to full shade


Hosta Old Glory

'Old Glory' is a nice sport of 'Glory' and is part of the Designer Hosta™ Collection, a group of the finest hostas that are available today. The members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers. Old Glory is a Designer Hosta. Old Glory is a large, vigorous grower with heart shaped leaves that have golden yellow centers and an uneven dark green margin. 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.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Rainforest Sunrise

Rainforest Sunrise' (2013 Hosta of the Year) is a sport of 'Maui Buttercups'. It is a medium sized hosta with heavily puckered, cupped leaves of gold edged in green. The glossy leaves emerge light green, but soon develop golden centers with dark green margins. The centers gradually lighten as the season progresses.

Rainforest Sunrise’ has a moderate growth rate, forming a clump 10" high and about 2 feet across when mature. The foliage has good substance so it remains fresh-looking all summer and well into fall, as well as making it slug resistant. White to light lavender flowers appear on 18-24" scapes in mid-summer.

Prefers part shade (It has the best color when planted in an area that receives morning sun.)


Hosta Remember Me

'Remember Me' is a sport of ‘June’ that has bright yellow leaves that emerge in the spring with a narrow, dusty green margins. By early summer, the margins have deepened to dark blue-green and the large yellow centers turn snow white. The lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in mid-summer. This medium sized medium grower will reach 15” tall by 20” wide. Use in containers, shade gardens, borders.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Stained Glass

'Stained Glass a sport of ‘Guacamole’ and was awarded the Hosta of the Year 2006. The leaves have prominent green veining with a golden center inside a medium green margin giving the appearance of stained glass. This hosta has a rapid growth rate and good sun tolerance. 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.

Prefers part sun to shade (The foliage will display more gold in some sun.)


Hosta Tropical Storm

'Tropical Storm' the sport of 'Rainforest Sunrise' is the reverse of its parent with dark green leaf centers and bright yellow margins. The nearly round foliage has great pebbling and forms a dense eye-catching mound. This small hosta grows only 8 - 10" tall and will spread 16" - 18." The lavender flowers bloom in the summer.

Prefers full to part shade


Hosta Wide Brim

'Wide Brim' is an eye catching hosta with nicely mounded leaves that are dark green with wide, irregular margins of buttery yellow. The attractive buds open to pale lavender flowers on 24" scapes in mid to late summer. This medium sized hosta will grow 16” tall and 24 to 40” wide.

Prefers full shade or morning sun


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Hosta Albo-Marginata

'Albomarginata' is one of the first hostas to come up in the spring. It has medium green leaves with wavy, white margins and grayish-green streaks at the junction of the margin and center. The pale lavender flowers appear on 31 to 45” scapes in mid-summer. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 18” tall and can spread to 40.” Use in a woodland shade garden.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Allen P. McConnell

'Allen 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. The dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rise above the foliage in mid-summer.
This small, slow growing hosta will grow only 12” tall at maturity with a spread up to 30.” Use in mass plantings, for groundcover, border edging, in fairy gardens and in containers.

Prefers part to full sun


Hosta Blazing Saddles

'Blazing Saddles' is a cultivar of 'Beatrice' and 'Blue Umbrellas'. This hosta has showy dark green leaves with a wide creamy-white margin. This medium sized hosta is a fast grower that will reach a mature height of 18" and will spread to 42." A good combination of vigor and unusual leaf shape. The flowers bloom lavender in the summer. This hosta makes a great specimen, groundcover or plant under trees.

Prefers full to part shade.


Hosta Cherry Berry

'Cherry Berry' is a small to medium sized hosta with narrow lance-shaped leaves edged in dark green with a creamy white center. The violet flowers are produced on unique, bright red spotted scapes in mid-summer. The cherry red seed pods appear in the fall (hence the name). Cherry Berry is a fast grower and will reach 10 to 12" tall by 18” to 20” wide. This small hosta is perfect for edging and containers.

Prefers full to part shade.


Hosta Color Festival

'Color Festival' is a sport of Enterprise. This dramatic tricolored hosta has a flame of yellow between the dark green margin and pure white center on the leaves. This very striking hosta has fragrant, pale lavender flowers that appear in summer on white stalks. Color Festival is medium sized and will grow 12 to 16” tall by 20” to 24” wide.

Prefers shade, but will tolerate morning sun


Hosta Fire & Ice

'Fire & Ice' is a stunning, reverse, variegated 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 medium growing hosta that will reach 15 to 22" tall and 30" wide. It is slug resistant! 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)


Hosta Francee

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

Part to full shade


Hosta Ginko Craig

'Ginko Craig' has narrow, elliptical, dark green leaves with crisp white margins and a bit of grey streaking towards the centers. The medium purple, funnel-shaped flowers appear well above the foliage on 20” to 24" scapes in late summer.

This small hosta is a medium grower and will reach only 10” tall and 18” wide. It forms a low, dense mound making it an excellent variety for edging, fairy gardens or containers.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Hush Puppie

'Hush Puppy'  has tiny little variegated lance shaped leaves that are the color of 'Beatrice' and the toughness of 'Venusta,' it's grandparents. It is topped with dark lavender flowers in early summer. With it's vigorous growth rate it can be a wonderful edger for your miniature garden or fairy garden.

Prefers light to medium shade.

 


Minuteman

'Minuteman,' a sport of ‘Francee’ that 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. The pale lavender striped flowers appear on 24” scapes in early to mid-summer. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 18” tall and spread to 30.” An excellent hosta for a shade garden or large container.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Night Before Christmas

'Night Before Christmas' a sport of 'White Christmas,' has large white-centered wedge-shaped leaves with pale lavender flowers that bloom in the summer. This medium sized, moderate growing hosta will reach15 to 18" tall by 24 to 36" wide. It makes a great speciman plant or in a woodland gardens.

Prefers light to medium shade


Hosta The Patriot

'The 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 is can really stand up to the heat. The lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes in mid-summer. This medium sized, medium grower will reach 22” tall by 30” wide.

Prefers light sun and part to full shade


Hosta Praying Hands

'Praying Hands' The upright narrow leaves of 'Praying Hands' gives it an unusual look like no other hosta. Each green leaf is rolled and folded into a tube shape, displaying the prominent veins on the back of the leaf.  A thin white margin borders the outside edge of the leaf. 2011 Hosta of the Year. This small to medium sized hosta grows to 14" and prefers sun to light shade. The upright clumps are topped with 18" spikes of light lavender flowers.


Hosta Royal Wedding

'Royal Wedding' is a wide margined sport of 'Diana Remembered.' This medium sized hosta grows quickly to form an upright mound of oval shaped and slightly corrugated, thick, shiny green leaves with very wide, creamy white margins which brighten to pure white. The pure white flowers appear in mid to late summer and are sweetly perfumed. Royal Wedding will grow 12" tall by 20” wide with a leaf size of 7” by 6.” This hosta prefers rich organic, well drained, consistently moist soil. Royal Wedding makes an excellent ground cover or use for edgings or borders.

Prefers some morning light


Hosta Vulcan

'Vulcan' is a sport of H. 'Captain Kirk' 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 15-22". Vulcan has pale lavender flowers that bloom in mid to late summer. Very classy! Vulcan makes a great speciman plant.

Prefers light to medium shade


Blue Foliage       

Hosta Big Daddy

'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' is a sport of ‘Tokudama’ x sieboldiana and is 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, making it even more desirable.

This large sized is slow to reach its mature size but is worth the wait. It will mature to 24” tall by 46” wide. The white flowers appear just above the foliage on 22" scapes in mid-summer. It makes a splendid specimen!

Prefers light to medium shade


Hosta Big Daddy

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

Part sun needed to maintain it's color


Hosta Blue Angel

'Blue Angel' is a giant of a hosta! It has very large slug resistant leaves and clusters of near-white bell-like flowers that rise on 3 to 4' scapes in mid-summer. It is drought tolerant when established. Blue Angel has a medium growth rate and will reach 24 to 30" tall and up to 6' wide. This impressive hosta makes a great speciman plant.

Prefers part sun


Hosta Blue Hawaii

'Blue 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. White lightly fragrant flowers bloom in mid-summer. This fast growing hosta will grow from 22 to 30" tall and up to 42" wide. It is a good speciman plant.

Prefers light to medium shade (but no overhead sun)


Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

'Blue Mouse Ears,' a sport of 'Blue Cadet,' was the 2008 Hosta of the Year. This delightful miniature forms a symmetrical clump of silvery-blue, gently curled leaves. The substantial leathery foliage discourages slugs. It's lavender flowers appear on short scapes in mid-summer. It is a must for the rock garden, a fairy garden or a miniature speciman plant. It has a moderate growth rate that will reach only 6 to 8" tall by 12 to 18" wide.

Prefers light to medium shade


Hosta Bressingham Blue

'Bressingham Blue' is one of the bluest-leafed Hosta around. The 15" long cupped leaves are nicely corrugated and solid blue-green with undulating margins. This hosta is slug resistant and has an upright form that grows 24 to 30" tall by 34 to 48" wide. The near white flowers appear on 36" scapes in mid-summer.

Prefers shade


Hosta Halcyon

'Halcyon' is a legendary hosta that performs superbly in the shade garden with its heart-shaped blue leaves. 'Halcyon' is the parent to many popular sports and has been used frequently in breeding because of its great attributes. Halcyon received the American Hosta Society Distinguished Merit Hosta award in 1987.

This medium size hosta has dense mounding spear shaped foliage with pale lilac-blue flowers that appear on 26" scapes in late summer. It has good slug resistance and will grow 12 to 18" tall by 30 to 36" wide at a medium growth rate. Halcyon makes a great speciman.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Hadspen Blue

'Hadspen 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 appear on 18" scapes in mid-summer. It is a great hosta for edging paths through shady gardens. It's great planted with Japanese Painted Ferns! The pale mauve blooms appear on 14in stems.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Krossa Regal

'Krossa Regal' is a giant hosta with smooth, thick, widely veined, frosty bluish-green leaves and grows in an upright habit. This hosta will grow up to 3' tall by 3 to 6' wide. The large, trumpet shaped lavender flowers are 5" each and rise on scapes up to 6' high in mid to late summer! It is pest-resistant. It has a vase-shaped mound and will grow 28" tall by 30" wide at a medium to fast growth rate.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Pacific Blue Edger

'Pacific Blue Edger' is small hosta that is an attractive sport of 'Gold Edger'. This blue hosta plant has prolific powder blue leaves. The small leaves form a dense clump. The lavender flowers appear on tall scapes in mid-summer. This hosta grows only 10 to 14" tall by 18" to 30" wide. This small hosta is perfect for the front of a shade border, along a woodland path or a mixed container.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Prairie Sky

'Prairie Sky' is a medium-large hosta with rounded, gently cupped blue-green foliage that will reach 14 to 20" tall by 36" wide. This slug resistant plant is regarded as one of the best blue hostas. It is a good speciman plant. It is a medium growing plant and holds its color well even in hotter climates. Light purple bell-shaped flowers emerge on 32" scapes in mid-summer. 

Prefers part shade


Hosta seiboldiana Elegans

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

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta seiboldiana Elegans

'Wishing Well' has huge richly textured blue leaves, exhibiting a unique cupped, rippled, corrugated texture, unfolding slowly as they mature. Wishing Well keeps both its texture and blue tones in partial sun. The thick leaves, help keep away the slugs. The near white flowers appear on 26 to 29” scapes in mid to late summer. This medium to large sized hosta grows 23” tall by 38” inches wide, with a leaf size of 11” long by 9” wide. A perfect hosta for a border or large container.

Prefers part to full shade


Blue Variegate Foliage       

Hosta Blue Ivory

'Blue Ivory' is a fantastic sport of the popular Hosta Halcyon. The 16" tall by 30" wide clump is composed of blue leaves, highlighted by a wide creamy border that becomes more white as the season progresses, giving it incredible color contrast. The combination of cream and blue leaves is striking up close and from far away. The lavender flower scapes appear in mid-summer. This slow-growing but truly spectacular hosta takes time to show its true beauty… well worth waiting for!

Prefers shade


Hosta Blue Ivory

'Cameo' is a sport of 'Baby Bunting'. This fantastic miniature hosta makes a small mound of tiny, grey-green leaves with wide, creamy white margins. Tiny lavender-purple flowers are produced on 12" scapes in early summer. Cameo is considered one of the best miniature hostas. This little beauty grows only 4” tall by 1' wide, making it a perfect size for containers, rock gardens, fairy gardens or edging.

Prefers light shade


Hosta Dream Queen

'Dream Queen' is a sport of 'Great Expectations,' and looks very similar to 'Thunderbolt' and 'Dream Weaver.' This hosta has a more blue-green border than the other look-a-likes. The large round leaves are corrugated and bluish-green with a narrow creamy ivory center. The white blooms appear in min-summer. This medium sized hosta will grow 14 to 18" tall by 23 to 30" wide. Use for an accent, in a border, edgings and mass planting. Dream Queen is slug resistant.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Dream Queen

'Eternal Flame' is a sport of the popular Hosta 'Whirlwind'. The quilted, dark green leaves serve as the perfect backdrop for the brilliant white variegation that won’t fade. Each clump is topped by 15" tall scapes of light lavender flowers in mid-summer. This medium sized hosta will grow to 15 to 22” tall and 13” wide. The leaves are 7.5" x 5.5"

Prefers part to medium shade


Hosta First Frost

'First 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. Unlike other hostas, First Frost hold up well until the first frost! The pale lavender flowers appear on 28" scapes in mid-summer. First Frost is a premium hosta. It is a good speciman plant. It is a medium grower that will reach 15-22" tall by 36" wide.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Francis Williams

'Francis Williams' features large, bluish-green puckered leaves with striking uneven golden edges. The heart-shaped leaves grow to the size of a salad plate and remain brightly colored all season. Pale lavender flowers appear on 40" scapes in early summer. It has a moderate growth rate. It is more resistant to slugs than many other hostas. This large hosta will grow over 22" tall and 48" wide. Francis Williams makes a good speciman plant.

Prefers light to medium shade


Hosta June

'June' 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.

Prefers part to full shade


Hosta Mighty Mouse

'Mighty Mouse's variegated sport of the award winning ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ is a small but mighty hosta! This little 7 to 8” tall by 12” wide charmer has round, blueish-green leaves surrounded by a wide yellow margin that ages to creamy white. The dark lavender flowers appear on perfectly proportioned scapes in early summer. Mighty Mouse is a medium grower and a perfect hosta for edgings, borders, fairy gardens and containers.

Part sun to light shade


Hosta Sugar Daddy

'Sugar Daddy' is a variegated sport of 'Big Daddy' that has large, wonderfully thick corrugated and slightly-cupped blue leaves that have streaky, creamy white margins. The thick foliage has excellent slug resistance. White flowers appear on 30" scapes in mid summer. This hosta will mature to 18 to 20" tall by 28 to 36" wiide. Use in borders, edging, massed or for a specimen.

Prefers part shade


Hosta Touch of Class

'Touch of Class' is a variegated sport of 'June' that exceeds its parent for color intensity and beauty. The thick tricolored foliage keeps its blue tones all summer. A narrow band of green on each leaf is seen where the gold overlaps with the blue edging. The plant is topped by 2-foot stems with lavender blooms. This hosta grows about 12" tall and will spread to 18".

Prefers part shade


Gold Foliage

Hosta August Moon

'August 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, in fact 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 that are very resistant to slugs. It will grow 16 to 20" tall and 36 to 42" wide. The pale near white-lavender flowers appear on 32" scapes in late summer.

Prefers part sun to part shade


Hosta Fat Cat

'Fat Cat' is a sport of 'Sagae' with large heavily corrugated, rounded yellow leaves with prominent veins. It is a more heavily corrugated version of Hosta 'Sum and Substance'. This large hosta is a slow but steady grower that will color well in light sun and will grow best with good soil and regular moisture. This slug resistant hosta will grow 22" tall by 52" wide. The leaf size is 13 by 11". The very pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer.

Prefers part sun to shade


Hosta Fire Island

'Fire Island' is considered by many hosta enthusiasts to be one of the best gold leafed varieties. The brilliant gold rippled leaves are extended on deep red stems which is a rare stem color in hostas, that provide a beautiful pop of color in the garden! The lavender flowers scapes appear in mid-summer as the foliage matures to chartreuse. This small yet vigorous grower is perfect for the front of any shady garden border. This fast grower will reach a mature height of 10 to 12” by 18 to 30” wide.

Prefers part shade to shade


Hosta Key West

'Key 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 and will spread up to 45." Key West is fast-growing and will provide a big splash of gold for shady spaces. Lavender flowers appear on 32 to 36" scapes in early summer. Bright, filtered light intensifies the golden color. Key West is a Premium Hosta.

Prefers part sun to part shade


Hosta Sum & Substance

Sum & 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 speciman plant or planted in mass for large sweeping borders.

Prefers light to medium shade


Hosta Sun Power

'Sun Power' has brilliant gold leaves that glow in the shade. The large pointy leaves are and somewhat twisted and better than average substance. The pale lavender funnel shaped flowers appear on 40" scapes in mid-summer. It is a large hosta and will reach 24" tall by 48" wide. Sun Power makes a great speciman plant.

Prefers light to medium shade (will tolerate some sun)