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.
[mini] (Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery) A sport from H. ‘Baby Bunting…tiny dark green leaves have white centers and are topped with lavender flowers in early summer. Good substance and takes time to grow into a clump of good size but grows best in lots of sun!
[M] (Fransen) Reverse sport of H. ‘On Stage’…green leaves are long and pointed with an irregular yellow border. Topped with lavender flowers midsummer and will be happiest if grown in morning sun. Good substance.
[S] (Fransen) Sport of German H. ‘Weihenstephan’ and is a slightly larger sieboldii type...leaves have a beautiful gold center that fades to green. Clump is topped with stunning pure white flowers.
[L] (Fransen) Sport from H. ‘Great Expectations’ with reverse variegation…large blue-green leaves are framed by a wide creamy-yellow margin and topped with near white flowers. Plant has proven to be a vigorous grower.
[S/M] (Fransen) This rapid grower has heart-shaped gold leaves and is a sport from H. ‘Royal Tiara’. Topped with pale lavender flowers early in the summer.
[M] (Fransen) Stunning variegated sport from H. ‘Fire Island…beautiful yellow leaf framed by a striking green border held on red petioles and the red goes up into the leaf. Topped with lavender flowers. Quite vigorous and stands out from a distance.
Paradise Joyce PP12119
[M] (Fransen) Sport from H. ‘Halcyon’ that comes up blue, colors up with a yellow center resembling H. ‘June’ and then finally, the center turns almost white-yellow and holds until the end of the season. Lavender flowers come late in summer.
[M] (Fransen) All blue sport from H. ‘Paradise Glory...beautiful thick leaves show good corrugation and make an impressive clump topped with lavender flowers.
**Paradise On Fire
[S] (Fransen) H. ‘Fire and Ice’ sport…makes a small clump with a wide dark green border around a white center. Lavender flowers midseason.
[M] (Fransen) Wavy golden leaves have a green border and are topped with lavender flowers. Vigorous grower with good substance.
[mini] (Fransen) Charming mini with green leaves…slightly stoloniferous and good ground cover with lavender flowers.
Paradise Red Delight
[S/M] (Fransen) Purple-red petioles and scapes. Leaves are round, gray-green color with white backs.
[mini] (Fransen) Variegated sport from H. ‘Hydon Sunset’...dainty green leaves have a good yellow border and dark purple flowers. Vigorous grower.
[M] (Fransen) Reverse sport of H. ‘Guacamole’...vigorous grower that takes a few weeks to variegate but by summer you have a beauty with green leaves framed by a yellow border. Beautiful fragrant near-white flowers.
[S] (Fransen) This is a sport of H. ‘Maya Tritone’ with a green border ...leaves emerge bright chartreuse and change to a bright yellow creating a clump that glows. There is also a cream color present making the leaf interior tritone. Now, frame it with the green border and you can almost imagine an abstract painting. Colors will vary with lighting.
[M] (Dean) Makes a neat mound of nearly round hearts that appear so silky smooth they almost beg to be touched. Intense blue color with an unusual concentration of silver wax coating to the center of the leaf. The final effect is the appearance of a faint halo that offers the illusion of the plant being backlit. This soft, rounded, feminine plant is adorned with dusty rose flower scapes bearing lavender flowers in late summer.
[M] (Briggs Nursery) Thick, creamy-white centered leaves are speckled green and have a wide dark green margin. Lavender flowers on white scapes.
Pete’s Dark Satellite
[L] (P. de Rooij) Large dark green leaves are quite rounded and show good cupping. Tremendously thick leaves on a vigorous grower that’s topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Beilstein) This one is “to die for”...new intro from Doug with green leaves surrounded by a very wide white border. Good substance and topped with lavender flowers.
[S/M] (Hugo Phillips) New introduction from Hugo Phillips of Belgium...open pollinated seedling from H. 'Swoosh'...dark green leaves have a good stable border that starts cream and turns to white later. Nice sheen on the leaves that will be topped with lavender flowers. I asked Hugo about the spelling of the name and he says it is the name of a Dutch restaurant that he passed on the way to a plant fair.
[L] (Cross) Interesting sport from H. ‘Piecrust Power’ that shows subtle variegation...leaf has light green center surrounded by a wide darker green border. Pie-crusted edge is heavily rippled. Pale lavender flowers.
[M] (Van Eechaute) Very elegant new sport from H .’Kiwi Full Monty’... wonderful powder-blue border surrounds a creamy-white center (much like H. ‘Risky Business’) only with a blue border rather than green. Performs well……(limited)
(Van Eechaute) Sport from H. ‘Spilt Milk’...leaf centers are a misted combination of several colors of green surrounded by a variable border of green and blue-green. Place the plant in a bright shady location. Good grower with white flowers. A real show-stopper!
[M/L] (Aden) Heart-shaped frosty-blue leaves have a cream to white border that is wavy and irregular. Good substance and topped with many white flowers midseason.
[M] (Van den Top) Jan Van den Top loves sports from H. ‘Striptease’ and here is another interesting one! Starts out looking similar to some of the others but then turns into a wavy and twisted clump comprised of yellows and greens with the white line between the center and border……….(very limited).
[M] (Sisson) The leaves are a nice steel blue-green that reminded Kathie of a cold mountain creek. Attractive dusty 'plum' colored petioles add to the overall clump that will be topped with pretty flower buds in late June followed by near white flowers.
**Pocketful of Sunshine PPAF
[S] (Walters Gardens) New small hosta that grows quickly into a compact clump of thick cupped yellow leaves that are framed with broad deep green margins at maturity. The centers of the leaves are chartreuse in spring and brighten as the season progresses. Lavender flowers on this sport from H. 'Rainforest Sunrise'.
[M] (Van Eechaute) Blue-green pointed leaves have a gentle wavy creamy-white border. Leaf centers turn green by early summer and develop some corrugation at maturity. Forms a medium sized clump in no time and has pale lavender flowers.
[S/M] (Lachman) Leaves have a creamy-white center with a wide blue-green border...some cupping and a fair amount of pebbling. Lavender flowers in July.
[M] (Zilis) Sport from H. plantaginea ’Athena’ …shiny light green leaves have a wide yellow border that changes to white with the season and are topped with double very large fragrant white flowers. Vigorous grower……(limited).
**Pot of Gold
[M] (Shady Oaks) Narrow gold leaves are pointed and twist upward...place the plant in lots of morning sun and the leaves will almost turn white. Pink flower buds on this sport from H. ‘Rainbow’s End.
[M] (Shady Oaks/Hansen) Bright yellow-gold leaves have a powdery overlay and the backs are silver...good substance and topped with lavender flowers in August. Nice addition to that dark corner.
Prairie Sky PP#17309
[M] (Hansen) Wonderful hybrid from H. ‘Blue Jay’ with nicely cupped powder-blue leaves topped with pale lavender flowers. Makes a tight clump.
[M] (G. Williams) A little weird...elongated dark green leaves have a waxy sheen and a very thin yellow rippled border. The leaves are folded and wavy, giving a twisted appearance. Light lavender flowers.
Prestige and Promise PPAF
[M] (Walters Gardens) This is the tetraploid form of H. ‘Cadillac’...nice thick golden-yellow leaves are framed with a wide green border and form a clump about 14-16” tall. Good substance and near-white flowers.
[L] (Wilkins) Makes a wonderful mound of dark green leaves with a yellow-gold border that later changes to white. The leaf is rather shiny and pale lavender flowers are held on scapes far about the clump.
[M] (Meyer) Nice introduction with three distinct colors on a yellow leaf with a wide blue-green border...where there is overlap a bright green appears. Eventually the center changes to a creamy-white and the clump is topped with lavender flowers on creamy striped scapes that produce white seed pods. Shows a good growth rate.
[M] (Dean) Vigorous grower and erect fountain shaped clump is all dressed up in its crisply pressed and edged uniform. The heavy substance of each leaf is held up and out to reveal the red slacks of this ‘Proud Sentry’ as it stands guard anywhere in the front to middle of the garden border. Pale lavender flowers.
[mini] (Walters Gardens) The reverse variegation of H. ‘Mighty Mouse’...bright yellow leaves that later fade to pale yellow and are framed with blue-green borders. Great substance and perfectly proportioned lavender flowers.
[M] (Van Eechaute) Beautiful reddish-purple petioles hold smokey gray-green leaves...eye-catching dark purple flower scapes and buds also. Very fertile.
[M] (Dutch Hosta Society) Dark green leaves are narrow and have purple petioles…topped with purple flowers. Stunning when in flower and a vigorous grower.
[M] (Janssen) Very unique hosta with blue leaves held on purple petioles...the purple color continues into the veins of the leaf creating a “purple haze” on the center portion of the leaf surface. This color is very evident in spring and does fade as the season progresses. Good substance on nicely textured leaves that are topped with lavender flowers.
[L] (Shady Oaks/Hansen) Very sturdy and attractive sport from H. ‘Blue Umbrellas’...blue-green leaves have a variable yellow border. Topped with lavender flowers.
**Rainbow’s End PP#17251
[S] (Hans Hansen) A sport from H. ‘Obsession’ with very thick, bright gold leaves framed by a wide, dark green border. Topped with lavender flowers on red-purple flower spike.
[M] (Anderson) Great sport from H. ‘Maui Buttercups’…bright gold leaves are framed with a dark green border and show lots of corrugation. Vigorous grower topped with lavender flowers in early summer.
[M] (Livingston) Leaves have creamy shades mixed with green and where they overlap they show a wonderful khaki army green...unusual combination on a tri-colored hosta. Good substance and very tall scapes of lavender flowers.
Raspberry Sundae PPAF
[S] (Terra Nova) Bright white leaves with a wide green border are carried on raspberry-red stems that bring the red color right up into the leaf. Moderate grower, give it some early morning sun or good filtered light and it will come along fine. Deep red scapes are topped with dark purple flowers. Very showy.
[M] (Dean) This distinctive blue-green plant roars “look my way” with its deeply rolling ruffles, puckered texture and folded leaves that expose their white undersides. Struts its best stuff when planted in a half day or more sun in the north...adjust further south. Rough and tough substance makes for a perfect contrast to the softer appearing smooth leafed plants. Midseason brings strong scapes with lavender flowers…(2nd year tc’s).
[S/M] (Nora) Another hybrid with red petioles...this one comes from H. ‘Katsuragawa Beni’ and has green leaves with a yellow border that turns to white late in the season. The red extends well up into the leaf and dark purple flowers show in summer.
[S] (Van Eechaute) Purple red petioles and scapes...gray-green leaves form a vigorous clump with lavender flowers on this cross between ‘Riptide’ and ‘Blue Cadet’.
[M] (Terpening) A great introduction from Kent Terpening with cherry-red petioles...long narrow shiny green leaves have a very wavy edge and are held in an upright manner creating a vase-shaped clump. The tips of the pointed leaves are long and elegant. Vigorous grower with lavender flowers in midsummer.
[M] (Livingston) One of Ron Livingston’s first creations to come to the marketplace and has found it’s way into many gardens. Nicely rippled, shiny bright green leaves are held on strong upright red petioles. The red extends all the way up to the leaves and even the flower stalks are bright red. Purple flowers in August that are fertile.
Red Hot Flash
[S] (Machen) This is the tetraploid form of H. ‘Pee Dee Gold Flash’. The leaf has a wide green margin with a yellow center and is carried on red petioles. Purple flowers appear in August.
[M] (Herold/Walek) This one has been around for a while but not readily available...comes from H. ‘Maruba Iwa’ parentage so it has wide dark green leaves that have a nice shine. Purple-red petioles come all the way up into the leaf and show well into the center vein. Lavender flowers appear very late in the season.
[M] (Goodwin) An open pollinated seedling from H. ‘Invincible’...like its parent it loves the sun and has bright reflecting blades that glisten when the light hits them. Bright red petioles and pale lavender flowers late.
[M] (Goodwin) Pretty plant with shiny medium-green leaves that have a creamy-white variable border...some streaking to the middle. Lavender flowers.
Regal Supreme PP19818
[M/L] (Jan Van den Top) Sport from H. ‘Krossa Regal’ with a very wide creamy-white border. Frosty blue-green leaves are held upright creating a vase-shaped clump. Topped with lavender flowers in midsummer.
[mini] (Zilis) We really like this little guy...good substance on small round gold leaves that make a tight clump. Cross between H. ‘Gold Regal’ and H. ‘Shining Tot’ with pale purple flowers in midsummer.
[L] (Moldovan) This is an oldie that isn’t around much...dark blue leaves are somewhat cupped and corrugated and make a semi-upright clump topped with near-white flowers...really a nice blue.
[S] (van Eijk-Bos, van Erven and Walters Gardens) Named in honor of an employee who died of breast cancer...sport of H. ‘June’. Heart-shaped leaves have a bright creamy-white center surrounded by a blue-green border.
[S] (Hansen) Gray-green wedge-shaped leaves have a slightly serrated edge and an undulating leaf margin. Pale lavender flowers come in late summer. Nice plant and really deserves attention.
Rhino Hide PPAF
[M] (Rawson) Extremely thick leaves, much thicker than any other hosta, and they feel just like plastic (reminds one of a Rhino’s hide). Strong petioles hold leaves with bright green centers framed with a wide blue border. The leaves are deeply cupped and have lots of puckering. White flowers in early summer.
[M] (Terpening) Like no other hosta… dark green leaves have a curl at the end of each leaf tip and intense mini ruffles running up the sides. Late season bloomer, it holds up well in autumn and maintains a beautiful vase-shaped clump.
[S/M] (Walters Gardens) Unique sport from H. ‘June’...long narrow, wavy golden leaves have a narrow blue-green border that streaks some to the center. Same great substance as the parent. Pale lavender flowers midsummer.
[M] (Dean) This interesting new introduction by Don Dean has a fairly wide irregular orange-gold border that really sets off the green leaf...where the primary colors overlap a couple of other tones develop. Heart-shaped leaves make a dense mound that is topped with pale lavender flowers in July.
[M] (Schwarz) Thick leaves have a green center framed by a dark green border…heavily corrugated. Topped with near-white flowers in midsummer. Proving to be a vigorous grower and a nice plant.
Rocket’s Red Glare
[M] (Stegeman) Red petioles hold very attractive shiny dark green leaves...the red color reaches way up into the leaf blade. Leaves have good substance and nice wavy margins. Topped with lavender flowers in midsummer.
Roy Klehm PP19647
[M] (Hansen) This is the tetraploid sport from H. ‘Summer Serenade’...thick yellow leaves have wide green borders. Makes an upright vase-shaped clump with the leaves held horizontally and topped with lavender flowers.
**Rubies and Ruffles
[M] (Goodwin) Showy red petioles hold green leaves with a ruffled creamy-white border in a very elegant upright manner. With time the foliage develops light corrugation and in late summer purple-red scapes show off lavender flowers.
[M/L] (Carlson) The color will range from green in the shade to mottled gold and green, to yellow-gold in the sun...absolutely no burn. With the genetics of H. ‘Bottom Line’, good growth, great substance, sun tolerance and scapes the size of Redwoods, this spectacular clump of ruffled and gold foliage will be a delight to own.