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.
[L] (Watanabe) Outstanding hosta with beautiful blue-green leaves framed in a yellow to cream border that are held upright. Tremendous substance and topped with lavender flowers midseason.
Sea Gulf Stream
[M] (Seaver) A great plant…medium-sized hosta with rich chartreuse-gold leaves that have a wonderful piecrust edge (looks serrated when the leaves emerge) and deep blue-green veins in spring. Lavender flowers.
[L] (Seaver) Makes a semi-upright mound of cupped chartreuse leaves that have great substance and texture. Topped with lavender flowers in June.
Secret Ambition PP19507
[M] (Van den Top) The tetraploid form of H. ‘Secret Love’...uniquely colored blue-green leaves are surrounded by a very wide yellow border. Extremely thick leaves on a clump topped with near-white flowers.
**Secret Treasure PP22,789
[M] (Van den Top) H. ‘One Man’s Treasure’ has been one of our favorites for years and now Jan has produced it with a white border and a nice wide white border at that. Shiny dark green leaves have great substance and are held on red petioles that show color well up into the leaf. Good grower with lavender flowers.
[M/L] (Asch) Large dark green leaves are slightly ruffled and have a very wide gold border. There is a trace of white between the center and the border which develops later in the season. Near-white flowers.
[S/M] (Goodenough) Vigorous grower with heart-shaped leaves that have a yellow-green center framed with a blue-green border. The thick leaves fold and twist adding interest to the clump.
Sharp Dressed Man
[M] (Solberg) Unique...thick leaves have white centers surrounded with a wide green border and a third green color where they cross. Lavender flowers in July.
[M] (Smith/BHHS) Nice heart-shaped blue leaves on this little known Tardiana...good grower with lavender flowers.
[M] (Smith/BHHS) Heart-shaped to round bright blue leaves that are slightly corrugated. Pale lavender flowers.
Sherborne Swift (TF2X29)
[S/M] (Smith/BHHS) Narrow blue leaves are an intense blue and form an upright clump.
[M] (Scheer) Beautifully shaped light green leaves ripple and twist as they reach up and outward making a flat spreading mound. The purplish-red petioles are easily seen as the leaves dance atop them. Exquisite lavender flowers.
[L] (AHS) The granddaddy of all big “blues” and still one of the best…heavy textured blue-green leaves are corrugated and puckered and have a glaucous bloom. Super substance and topped with white flowers.
**Silk Road PP#19,835
[M] (Hansen/Shady Oaks) Sport from H. ‘Silk Kimono’...dark green leaves have a very wide creamy-yellow to white border that eventually takes about half of the leaf surface. Lavender flowers.
[M] (Dean) Intense silver-blue leaves make a flat mound about 14” tall. Leaves are quite round with some cupping and good corrugation. Pale lavender flowers in July.
[L] (Livingston) This is a wonderful new introduction from Ron Livingston...arching silver-blue leaves have a rippled margin. Makes an elegant upright clump with pale lavender flowers.
[mini] (Jim King) Seedling from Jim King of Washington state...very long narrow yellow leaves with tight ripples that run from the base of the petioles to the tip have a striking green border that accentuates the rippling. Topped with lavender flowers. This is a variegated sport of a yellow hybrid with H. ’Atom Smasher’ as one of the parents.
[M] (Van Eechaute) Very nice gray-green, almost blue, leaves with a wavy margin. Has an obvious H. pycnophylla background but has much thicker leaves. The rounded leaves are topped with lavender flowers late in the season.
[M] (Walters Gardens) Sport from H. ‘Halcyon’ with pointed, frosty blue-green leaves surrounded by a creamy-white border. Thick leaves topped with pale lavender flowers.
**Sleeping Star PPAF EUPVR
[M] (Van den Top) Sport from H. ‘Sleeping Beauty’...beautiful frosty blue leaves have a wide creamy border that changes to white. Topped with lavender flowers. Another very nice hosta from Jan Van den Top.
[mini] (Van Eechaute) Looks like a mini H. ‘Devon Green’. Dainty dark green leaves clump up fast. Vigorous grower with lavender flowers.
[M] (B&D Stegeman) A few years ago the Stegemans gave us H. ‘Skylight’ and now they bring another outstanding “blue”...symmetrical clump holds intensely blue-green leaves in an upright manner with the somewhat folded, flat leaves filling every space. H. ‘Smoke Signals’ will maintain its color late into the season and be topped with lavender flowers.
[L] (Petryszyn) Huge, round gray-green leaves are heavily puckered and have great substance. Even though the leaves are quite round they still have a pointed tip on them. Near-white flowers come in late June.
[S/M] (Van den Top) This is a sport from H. ‘Deja Blu’...heart-shaped gray-green leaves have a wide dark yellow border. In more sun the leaves develop a white line between the center and the border.
[L] (Richard & Mary Ford) A new variegated sport of H. ‘Snowden’ from the folks at Park Green Nurseries in Great Britain...large blue-green leaves have a yellow border and are held on long petioles that create an elegant upright clump. Topped with white flowers on sturdy scapes.
[mini] (Fransen) A H. ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ sport with very thick leaves that have a beautiful white center surrounded by a blue-green border. Leaf center stays white all season but do show some green flecks later. Clump is topped with lavender flowers in perfect proportion.
[L] (Smith/BHHS) Fantastic large blue-green leaves are held in an upright manner and make a huge clump topped with white flowers.
[M] (Davis) This little known plant from the south is a seedling thought to be from H. yingeri parentage. In spring, flat rounded leaves are very bright yellow and held on reddish petioles. Excellent substance on a vigorous grower with lavender flowers. We know of no brighter yellow plant than this one in the early spring.
[L] (C Soules) A nice blue that was registered about 15 years ago but hasn’t been around much...intense blue-green leaves have lots of ripples and make a very large mound. Near-white flowers appear in late June.
[S] (Walters Gardens) New sport from H. 'Fireworks' makes a showy specimen in troughs or other small containers. Forms a nice mini clump of slender leaves with very narrow, creamy white to white centers and dark green margins that streak to the middle. Leaves have heavy substance. Light lavender flowers show in mid summer.
[L] (Hansen) Variegated sport of H. ‘Sea Gulf Stream’...size and form is just like the parent but the leaves have a nice dark green center surrounded by a ruffled and serrated yellow margin. Pale lavender flowers.
[M] (Van Eechaute) This new streaker from Danny Van Eechaute is proving to be quite vigorous...blue, cream, gold and green streaks show early and last all season. Parentage is unknown but Danny says it is very fertile. Blooms midseason with pale lavender flowers…………..…..…………..….(limited.
[M/L] (Herold) Large green leaves framed with a heavily ruffled pie-crusted creamy-white border. Vigorous grower with lavender flowers.
[M/L] (Hansen/Shady Oaks) Sport from H. ‘Guacamole’…similar in many ways to the parent but, colors up earlier and maintains a much brighter brilliant gold leaf center throughout the season. The veins are quite evident and give the leaf a “stained glass window” effect. Large fragrant near-white flowers.
Stand by Me
[S/M] (Fransen) This is a unique sport of H. ‘June’ from Marco Fransen… upright yellowish-green leaves have a very irregular blue border with lots of streaking toward the center. Does not get as large as the parent but is still a vigorous grower and will be topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Livingston) New introduction from Ron Livingston with beautiful green leaves that have heavily impressed veins and a very nice yellow border with a ruffled margin. Nice sheen on the leaves and this vigorous grower will be topped with lavender flowers.
Star Light Star Bright
[M] (Terpening) Narrow irregular wavy green leaves with a creamy-yellow margin that quickly changes to white. Lavender flowers.
[M] (Q&Z) Yellowish-green leaves have a narrow and irregular white border on this interesting sport from H. ‘Captain Kirk’. Good substance and vigorous grower topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Scheer) New introduction from Alttara Scheer with the darkest red petioles we have seen...they are almost black. Intense, deep, black-red petioles are quite long and the relatively small leaves showcase the red really nicely. The leaves curve under on the upper half of the blade giving a nice twist and allowing full vision into the center of the clump. Purple flowers appear in midsummer.
[M] (Avent) Impressive introduction from Tony Avent with heart-shaped glossy green leaves that have lots of rippling. Makes a nice dense layered clump topped with lavender flowers.
(Benedict) Shiny dark green leaves with a wavy margin and a twisted leaf tip. Hybrid of H. ‘Holly’s Honey’ with lavender flowers.
**Stir it Up
[M] (Scheer) Alttara does it again!! Red petioles hold very wavy shiny green leaves that give the appearance of upward mobility. Leaf backs are white and make a dense clump topped with lavender flowers. Impressive vision.
[M] (Dean) Sharply pointed glaucous both upper and lower, yellow leaves flare up and out with a rose-pink blush on the base of the petioles. This plant enjoys some sun and will reward you by turning pale yellow about the time it is adorned with pale lavender flowers in late summer.
[M] (Zilis) Cross between H. ‘Raspberry Sorbet’ and H. ‘Shining Tot’...shiny medium green leaves are wavy and held on red-dotted petioles. Good growth rate and topped with lavender flowers in August.
[M] (Dean) Great intro from Don Dean...large blue-green leaves with a wide irregular yellow border present a dramatic display upon an impressive medium-sized mound. The border changes to cream as the season progresses and are complimented with a "surprise" of glaucous red-burgundy flower scapes holding the plant's lavender flowers.
[M] (Thompson) Dark green leaf has a unique thin white line that surrounds a narrow elliptical gold center. Vigorous plant topped with violet flowers.
Sugar and Spice
[M] (Zilis) Sport from H. ‘Invincible’...shiny green leaves with a bright cream to white border. Topped with fragrant lavender flowers in August.
Sum and Substance
[VL] (Aden) Very large hosta…satin-gold leaves make a huge specimen. In cooler climates grow in full sun Lavender flowers.
[M] (Zilis/Diesen) Upright clump with dark green leaves surrounded by a wide gold margin. Leaves have a nice sheen and are topped with pale lavender flowers.
[VL] (Q&Z Nursery) Another in a very long line of sports from H. ‘Sum and Substance’...dark green border surrounds a chartreuse to gold center depending on the amount of light the plant gets. Pale lavender flowers in July.
[L] (Aden) A classic…beautiful yellow-gold leaves form an upright clump in a short time. Holds its color all season and topped with lavender flowers.
[M] (Heemskerk) A new sport from H. ‘Rainforest Sunrise’ with rounded leaves that sport a narrow “flamed” yellow center framed by a very wide green border. Leaves are somewhat cupped and have excellent substance...vigorous.
[L] (Vaughn) Thick round leaves have a chartreuse-yellow center and a wide white border…good substance and lots of corrugation. Lavender flowers.
[M/L] (Dautzenberg) Sport of H. ‘Sagae’ that makes a medium to large clump of green leaves with a wide creamy border...topped with lavender flowers.
[mini} (Wasitis) Nice miniature named for its heavily wavy leaf margins reminiscent of the ocean waves. Pointed dark green leaves measure only about 2” long and form an impressive “patch” as the plant is stoloniferous. Lavender flowers.
[M] (Hansen) Tetraploid form of H. ’Fragrant Bouquet’...heart-shaped apple-green leaves have a very wide creamy margin. When mature the leaves have a dome shape and are topped with large fragrant flowers that are near-white.
**Sweet Tater Pie
[M] (Avent) Thick leaves have a yellow-chartreuse color…they are wavy and the color varies with the waves. Topped with purple flowers midsummer.