Hostas come in a wide range of sizes and as you go through our listing you will see a letter in parenthesis after the name which denotes the height of the plant…the ledger below will help to convert this to inches.
**Mack the Knife
[S] (Dishon) Great little hosta with very thick green leaves that have an unusual “orange” colored margin The elongated leaves are slightly twisted and exhibit a rippled edge. Topped with lavender flowers in July.
[L] (DeVroomen) A sport of H. ‘Sagae’ (very similar to H. ‘Liberty’)...shorter than it’s parent with a border that is 2-3 times wider. Leaves are dark green with a creamy-yellow border that changes to cream and topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Scheer) This introduction from Alttara Scheer really reaches into a new bag of tricks! Need a little disorganization? Purple petioles hold thick dark green leaves with white backs that twist and turn in every direction, some of them almost create a complete corkscrew. This clump will always draw your attention and bring out emotion. Topped with purple flowers.
[M] (Kinman) This is a unique sport from H. ‘Dance with Me’...rounded leaves have good substance and a nice sheen. A wide green margin surrounds a narrow yellow center that has an irregular shape. Vigorous grower topped with lavender flowers, could be considered the reverse of H. ‘Stitch in Time’.
[L] (Petryszyn) From Olga…a cross between H. ‘Elatior’ and H. ‘Christmas Tree’ and combines the best of both! Large heart-shaped leaves are dark green framed by a white border. Topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Jim Hawes) Thick gray-green leaves are quite ruffled and white backed...held on reddish petioles. Vigorous grower topped with lavender flowers.
**Marmalade on Toast
[L] (Fransen) Sport from H. ‘Orange Marmalade’ with heart-shaped blue leaves that display gentle wavy margins and moderate corrugation. Fast grower that fills out nicely in a short time. Lavender flowers.
**Master of Ceremonies
[L] (Balitewicz) Beautiful heart-shaped green leaves sport an irregular gold border that is stunning on this large hosta. Good substance and light corrugation add to the interest...near white flowers in June.
[S/M] (Vaughn) A sturdy hosta that is great to look at…leathery yellow leaves are rounded, cupped and heavily puckered. Violet flowers on 18” scapes top the small but elegant clump.
[M] (Meyer) This one will brighten up a dark spot...rounded chartreuse leaves with lots of corrugation brighten to a rich gold color as the season progresses. Lavender flowers compliment the vigorous clump in midsummer.
**Mean Green Thing
[M] (Fransen) An all green sport from a streaked plant named ‘The Sweetest Thing’ which was a seedling from H. ’Invincible’...very FRAGRANT lavender flowers. Originator’s stock.
[S] (Strandberg) This new introduction is a sport from H. ‘Whirlwind’...the wavy leaf has a limey-yellow center with prominent veins bordered by a dark green irregular border. The clump stays smaller than the parent and the leaves twist outward and upward. Lavender flowers in midsummer.
**Memories of Dorothy
[M] (Gowen/Hansen) Blue-green leaves have a creamy-yellow border and deeply impressed veins...white leaf backs and reddish petioles add to the interest of the plant. Topped with lavender flowers.
Midnight at the Oasis
[M] (Naylor Creek Nursery) This sport from H. ‘Pathfinder’ begins much like its parent with a thick white centered leaf surrounded by a dark green border. Then, as the season progresses (especially if its a warm one), the white center develops flecks and becomes darker and darker. In cooler climates the center will stay whiter until late summer. Lavender flowers.
[S] (Dean) Thick, glossy dark green leaves have an almost “plastic” substance and are wavy and twisted...forms a dense, compact, low mound. Burgundy speckled scapes hold dark lavender flowers in September. This little guy is very vigorous and loves the sun.
[mini] (Walters Gardens) Another very good sport from H. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’...starts out blue-green with a yellow border and later turns to grey-green with a white border. Great substance.
[M/L] (Monty Carlson) Elegant new introduction from Monty Carlson of Minnesota...large heart-shaped green leaves have great substance and are framed with a wide and variable creamy-white border with lots of ruffles. Monty says this one does not burn and it looked great here right up until the end of the season.
[M] (Machen) Similar to H. ’Patriot’ but heavier substance, a darker green leaf and a more creamy-white cupped margin.
[S] (Wrede) Great plant for hybridizers and collectors...wedge-shaped dark green leaves are held on red petioles and the red goes right up into the leaf. Pale purple flowers appear in late summer.
[M] (D&J Ward) Stunning sport from H. ’Great Lakes Gold’...gold leaves have a wavy medium green border that really makes them stand out. Good substance and lots of corrugation. Dense clump is topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Dean) (originally named ‘Tupelo Honey’) This medium-sized clump forms an eye-catching mound of 6 1/2” x 9” puckered leaves that emerge chartreuse-yellow with an irregular and creamy-white feathered border. A second flush of leaves appears bright yellow with a white edge above the first creating a two-toned layered appearance. Lavender flowers appear in midsummer on well proportioned scapes.
[M/L] (Johnson) Grey-green leaves turn shiny as the season progresses...great substance and beautiful fragrant pale lavender flowers.
[M] (Dishon) Vigorous hybrid with broad dark green leaves surrounded by a slightly rippled pure white margin. Near white flowers in July.
[S] (Wrede) This is a great introduction...small hosta has striking blue leaves held on deep reddish-purple petioles that show good color up into the leaves. Lavender flowers late in the season.
[M] (Hall) From Great Britain…beautiful undulating golden-yellow leaves have an intriguing edge that is quite wavy and the leaf tips are long and elegant. Plant makes a dense mound topped with lilac flowers in June.
[M] (Tower) Glowing yellow leaves are heart-shaped and very shiny...good substance. Leaf margins are wavy and do fade to chartreuse later. The clump is topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Hansen) Cascading, wedge-shaped blue-green leaves with a wonderful rippled margin are topped with lavender flowers in August on arching scapes.
[L] (Brincka/Petryszyn) Large heart-shaped gray-green leaves stand upright and arch outward…each leaf has a dramatically rippled margin and clump is topped with violet flowers.
**Nickie Sue Axmear
[VL] (Bob Axmear) This great seedling comes from Bob Axmear of Hosta Library fame...he named the plant after his oldest daughter and feels its one of his best. Very large heart-shaped green leaves start out with a yellow “feathery” border that turns creamy-white by the end of the season. The huge clump has an excellent growth rate and really stands out at maturity. Lavender flowers. From Bob:This plant is as large as Sagae and the leaves are much larger and pucker with age. Fast grower
[M] (Benedict) Stable form of H. ‘Dorothy Benedict’ with blue-green leaves framed by a creamy-yellow border…pale lavender flowers, vigorous grower.
[M] (Savory) Plant has been around for about 20 years but just making its way to market...bright yellow-gold leaves are surrounded by a narrow green border and the contrast is beautiful. Good substance and vigor make a clump that will be topped with lavender flowers.
[S] (Goodenough) One of Rick’s best introductions…little guy is a strong grower and quickly forms a dense mound of very dark green leaves. This one will even work in the deep shade with the 3” round leaves being held horizontally on upright petioles. And last, but not least, near-pink to lavender-pink blooms.
[M] (Elslager) Clump of green leaves framed with a creamy-yellow to white border that shows nice rippling. Vigorous grower topped with lavender flowers in August.
[L] (Chopko) Blue-green leaves change to green and have a gold border. Good substance on a dense clump and will be topped with pale lavender flowers.
[S/M] (Dean) Vase-shaped clump with powder-blue on both the top and bottom of the foliage blends the best of ‘Frosted Dimples’ and ‘Salute’. Leaves hold their color until October’s frost in Minnesota. Flowers are near white and held on well-proportioned scapes in August.
**Olive Bailey Langdon
[L] (O’Harra) Improved form of H. ‘Frances Williams’ that does not burn…beautiful round blue-green leaves with wide gold margins and white flowers.
[S] (Naylor Creek Nursery) A sport of H. ‘Gold Edger’ with heart-shaped apple green leaves and a nice cream border that turns white later. Tremendous substance for a small hosta and exhibits the same growing habit as its parent. Lavender flowers.
Olympic Gold Medal
[M] (Naylor Creek Nursery/Fransen) All gold sport of H. ‘Olympic Sunrise’…growing habit, leaf shape and vigor are the same as the parent but H. ‘Olympic Gold Medal’ has beautiful, glowing, gold leaves that become more yellow as the season progress. Great substance and lavender flowers……(limited).
Olympic Silver Medal
[M] (Naylor Creek Nursery/Fransen) Here is the all blue sport of H. ‘Olympic Sunrise’…growing habit, leaf shape and vigor are the same as the parent but H. ‘Olympic Silver Medal’ has super thick, intensely blue leaves that hold all season and still look good long after most hostas are gone. Lavender flowers……………………...(limited).
[M] (Naylor Creek Nursery) Reverse variegated sport of H. ‘Olympic Sunrise’ has thick blue leaves with a narrow chartreuse border that becomes yellow by the end of the season. Clump has upright form and improves with age.
[M] (Aden) Long narrow yellow leaves with irregular green margins topped with lavender flowers…one of the brightest spring hostas and will keep good color definition if grown in a fair amount of sun or bright light.
Orange Marmalade PP16742
[M] (Solberg) Sport of H. ‘Paul’s Glory’…the center of the leaf is a bright gold in spring, then turns to an orangish gold before it lightens to a pale yellow or white. Plant has good substance and topped with pale lavender flowers.
Orange Star PPAF
[M] (Van den Top) Sport from H. ‘June Fever’...this one likes the sun! Grow it in morning sun and the leaf centers will be orange in spring and fading to cream. Grow it in shade and you will have yellow leaves throughout the season that will not darken.
**Over the Waves
[S] (Benedict) This is a little known “Benedict” and is coming to market in limited numbers...small clump of bluish-green foliage held on purple-red petioles and the red extends well up into the leaf. Leaf texture is smooth and the plant shows good vigor. Topped with lavender flowers.
[S] (Japan) Green leaves are somewhat cupped and have a yellow border that changes to white. This unique little hosta is stoloniferous (runs instead of clumping) and less suitable for growing in pots. Flowers are white and often semi-double.