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Hosta
or Plantain Lily

Hosta

 


Description:

Hostas, the ultimate shade plant!  They demand little of you besides a bit of shade and will come back year after year. Hostas give a blast of bold texture as well as a variety of leaf colors, patterns and shapes.  Hosta foliage now comes in an impressive array of color: hues of green (of course), gold to nearly yellow, blue and almost gray along with a large array of stripes and variegations. Leaves can vary from round or oval to heart-shaped and come in every size. Never plant Hostas together that are similar in form, color and texture. They should differ in at least one of these elements. Complement large, bold Hosta foliage with ferns, grasses, sedges (especially gold or variegated), Irises (for their upright spiky effect), Astilbes, and Dicentra (for their foliage as well as their flowers.)

Our favorites include: Brim Cup, Montana Aureo-marginata, Great Expectations, Spilt Milk, Sum & Substance, Frances Williams, Kabitan, and Love Pat.

 

Common Name: Hosta, Plantain Lily
Botanical Name: Hosta
Type: Perennial, Ground Cover
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soils.  Prefers a neutral, well-drained soil.  Tolerant of many different types of soil conditions.
Light Requirements: Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade (some varieties can handle sun, see below)
Attributes: Easy to grow, good container plants, ground cover plant
Pests: Slugs, snails
Diseases: Crown rot, root rot, anthracnose, leaf spot, gray mold, impatiens necrotic spot virus.
Good Companion Plants: Astilbe, Bleeding Heart, Foamflower, Hardy Geranium, Lilyturf, Black Snakeroot
Care: Remove flower heads when flowers are spent.  Division can be done in spring or fall.

Planting Instructions: Perennials

 

Varieties:
** in alphabetical order by variety name

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Hosta fortunei 'Aureo-marginata'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  The dark green leaves have a stunning golden yellow border.  Lilac flowers July-August.
Bloom Color: Lilac
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 40"


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Hosta montana 'Aureo-marginata'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  It's large green leaves are slightly pointed with rather wide golden-yellow margins.  White summer flowers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 24-36"
Spread:  


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Hosta tokudama 'Aureo-nebulosa'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Slightly cupped corregated leaves have chartreuse centers which change to medium gold by summer.  Near white flowers early to mid summer.  Slugs usually do not bother with this Hosta because of it's thick substance.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June-July
Foliage Color: Variegated green & gold
Height: 15"
Spread: 32"


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Hosta x 'August Moon'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Large, rounded, seer-suckered golden leaves that stay attractive all summer.  White flowers with a touch of pale lavender on 28-32" scapes in July-August.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Golden green
Height: 28-32"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Band of Gold'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Broad green leaves with a wide gold margin.  White flowers in summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & gold
Height: 24"
Spread: 30"


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Hosta 'Beckoning'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A large sport of 'Blue Angel'.  Gold leaves with a wide, blue-green, rippled margin that jets towards the midrib.  These huge, heart-shaped leaves are lightly cupped and glaucous.  Near-white, tubular flowers are produced on 48" or taller scapes in early summer.  Prefers part to full shade.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated gold & blue-green
Height: 28-34" (48" scapes)
Spread: 48-60"


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Hosta 'Ben Vernooy'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A medium-sized tetraploid sport of 'First Frost' resulting in incredibly thick foliage. Intense blue leaves with very wide creamy white edges holds its color and form until frost. Light lavender flowers bloom mid-summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 16-28"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Big Daddy'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Huge, blue quilted leaves.  Ice white flowers on 36" stems. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 24-42"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Blaze of Glory'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Vivid best describes this bright lemony gold heavily rippled, slightly wavy variety with good substance.  Near white flowers bloom in July.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 20"
Spread: 44"


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Hosta x 'Blue Angel'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Huge, blue-green deeply veined leaves cascade downward.  One of the largest blues available.  Multiplies more rapidly than most of the large blue Hosta, so it reaches significant size without the long wait.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Height: 48"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Blue Cadet'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Very good blue green dwarf form.  Lavender flowers August to September.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: August-September
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Height: 12-25"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Blue Ivory'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones
 
Description:  Showy sport of the ever-popular 'Halcyon'.  Medium sized hosta with thick, slug resistant foliage.  In spring, the leaves display a wide, creamy white margin and blue center.  By summer, the margins have brightened to white and the center deepens to blue-green.  During the heat of late summer, a greenish blush may appear over portions of the margin.  Lavender flowers are produced in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated blue/white
Height: 16" (scapes: 20-24")
Spread: 30"


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Hosta 'Blue Mammoth'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Powder blue corrugated leaves.  White flowers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 24"
Spread: 48-60"


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Hosta 'Blue Moon'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A small, heart-shaped blue-leaved dwarf.  Near white flowers in midsummer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mid summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 6-12"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Blue Umbrellas'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Looks great almost anywhere.  Pale lavender to white flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender to white
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Bluish-green
Height: 35-40"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Brim Cup'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A small to medium sized Hosta with rich green leaves and an irregular, creamy yellow edge.  Lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Cadillac'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Brilliant gold corrugated leaf surrounded by a wide, dark green border.  Light lavender flowers on 16" scapes.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & gold
Height: 16"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Cascades'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Tapered leaves have a wide white center and a dark green border.  Pure white flowers bloom on 36" scapes in late spring.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late spring to summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 15"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta x 'Cherry Berry'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:   Lance-shaped leaves have a medium to dark green edge surrounding a creamy white center.  Cherry red stems stand out on this variety. Pale lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 24-36"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Chief Sitting Bull'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:   Forms a massive mound of deep green foliage topped by attractive pale lavender flowers (41” scapes) in July. A Van Wade introduction honoring the famous chief of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Foliage is corrugated and with good substance.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 35-40"
Spread: 75-90"


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Hosta sieboldiana 'Christmas Tree'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Rounded and heavily puckered green leaves have creamy white to pale yellow edging.  Light lavender flowers are held on 24" stalks in summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 20"
Spread: 24"


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Hosta 'Church Mouse'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: This hosta can easily be distinguished by its coarsely wavy leaves. It forms a cute miniature clump of thick, blue-green to green leaves and matures into a small, compact mound that is just the right size for troughs or the front of the border. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Blue Green
Height: 8"
Spread: 14"


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Hosta 'Clear Fork River Valley'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: A Van Wade introduction that ranks as one of the best for intense corrugation and dark green foliage color. Great slug resistance. Pale lavender flowers from late June into July on 32” scapes. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: June-July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 26"
Spread: 50"


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Hosta 'Clovelly'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Easily recognizable at a single glance; has one of the best ruffled leaf edges of any hosta.  Green hosta with large, nearly round, horizontally held leaves with prominent deep piecrust edges.  Even young plants show the attractive ruffling.  This plant is named for the pebbled streets of Clovelly, England because mature leaves show some pebbling or dimpling on the surface.  Quickly forms a neat, open mound of foliage with good substance.  Pale lavender, tubular flowers are produced on 18-24" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 28"


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Hosta 'Color Festival'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of Hosta 'Enterprise'.  Gorgeous tricolor foliage has  dark green edges and pure white centers, flamed with yellow. Fragrant lavender flowers bloom in summer.  Use as a ground cover, for edging, or as an accent plant in the shady border.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 14-16"
Spread: 24-30"


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Hosta 'Cool as a Cucumber'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This gorgeous large hosta forms an incredibly showy, cascading clump of green and white variegated foliage.  The long, tapered, pointed leaves have bright green margins which jet towards the clear white center.  Lavender flowers in early summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 28"
Spread: 48"


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Hosta plantaginea 'Diana Remembered'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Just like the princess, this one draws the eye.  Has the broadest white edge of any Hosta plantaginea type.  Huge, four inch white flowers in summer.  Thank you to Terra Nova Nurseries for use of their image.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 20"
Spread: 24"


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Hosta x 'Dick Ward'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Variegated greenish-yellow foliage has a darker green edge.  Lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 15-22"
Spread: 30-48"


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Hosta 'Dream Weaver'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Very wide blue-green margins make a dramatic statement against the creamy white leaf centers.  White flowers bloom on 36" scapes.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 18"
Spread: 30-36"


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Hosta x 'Drinking Gourd'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Extravagant, deeply cupped, blue-green foliage forms an open mound.  White flowers in summer.  Very unique.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Height: 20"
Spread: 45"


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Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Huge, rounded blue leaves, cupped and puckered, forming a mound 6' or more across at maturity.  White flowers.  Deer and rabbit resistant. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Height: 40"
Spread: 72"


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Hosta 'Emerald Crown'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A complex Bill & Eleanor Lachman hybrid involving ‘Halcyon’ and ‘Resonance’, among others.  The shiny, deep green foliage has good substance.  Makes a great edger or ground cover plant. Lavender flowers in July on 20” scapes. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 16" (scapes 20")
Spread: 44"


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Hosta 'Empres Wu'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1 feet wide and long.  Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump. Pale reddish violet flowers in early to midsummer. An outstanding topic of conversation!
Bloom Color: Red Violet
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 36-48"
Spread: 54-60"


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Hosta 'Eternal Flame'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A perfect 10!  The quilted blackish-green leaves have a brilliant central pattern of bright white that does not fade.  Light lavender flowers in mid summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 10"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Fat Cat'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  'Sagae' seedling from Dick & Jane Ward of Columbus, Ohio.  Acts like a brighter, smaller version of 'Sum and Substance' with more heavily corrugated golden leaves with a thick substance.  Lavender flowers on 30" scapes in July.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 22" (scapes 30")
Spread: 52"


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Hosta fortunei 'Fire & Ice'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Heart-shaped leaves have pure white centers.  Lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 20"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Fire Island'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A small to medium sized hosta that is hard to miss in the spring garden!  The leaves emerge brilliant yellow on red petioles; red coloring extends from the base of the petiole up into the leaves.  As the season progresses, the foliage darkens to chartreuse, but the red petioles remain all season long.  The broadly ovate leaves are slightly corrugated with distinctly rippled margins at maturity.  Lavender flowers are produced in midsummer.  Vigorous grower; best in full shade.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Chartreuse
Height: 10-14" (scapes 18-20")
Spread: 15-30"


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Hosta 'First Frost'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of 'Halcyon' with the same intense blue-green leaf center.  Emerges with a gold margin early in the spring, then changes to pure white later in the season.  The leaves hold up well in the garden all season long until the "first frost".  Light lavender flowers appear on 28 inch scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid to late Summer
Foliage Color: Blue-green w/white edge
Height: 16" (28" scapes)
Spread: 36"


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Hosta 'First Mate'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Small sized hosta; a tetraploid sport of H. 'Kabitan'.  Displays improved vigor, more pronounced variegation, and a more upright habit than 'Kabitan'.  Long, narrow leaves have dark green, heavily rippled margins and a gold center that lightens to cream.  Lavender flowers appear on 24" scapes in mid to late summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid to late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & gold
Height: 10" (24" scapes)
Spread: 21"


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Hosta x 'Flame Stitch'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Lovely, slightly cupped leaves are green at the edge and light golden yellow inside.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 30-36"


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Hosta tokudama 'Flavocircinalis'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Slightly cupped, long leaves have blue-green centers which change to dark green by mid summer. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated bluish-green & cream
Height: 20"
Spread:  


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Hosta fortunei 'Francee'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Green heart-shaped leaves with white margins.  Lavender flowers. (Can tolerate some sun)
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 12-24"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Fragrant Bouquet'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  The light green, wavy leaves are edged with a golden-cream color.  Lavender flowers bloom on 36" scapes in summer.  (Can tolerate some sun)
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 36-48"


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Hosta seiboldiana 'Frances Williams'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaves are large, blue green and heavily textured, with a wide irregular chartreuse-yellow margin.  Leaf margins are subject to burn unless protected from the sun.  White flowers bloom in summer.  Deer and rabbit resistant.  I have seen this variety grow to over 6' across!
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated blue-green & yellow
Height: 40"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Gentle Giant'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A very upright grower with a beautiful vase shape.  Intensely blue leaves with lightly ripped edges are deeply cupped and moderately corrugated.  Lavender flowers bloom atop 4-5 foot stems in summer.  Shows good slug resistance and sun tolerance, especially for a blue Hosta.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 45"
Spread: 60"


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Hosta x 'Ginkgo Craig'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Short, lance-like green leaves with a sharp white border.  Dark purple flowers in August.  Great for edging!  (Can tolerate some sun)
Bloom Color: Dark purple
Bloom Time: August
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 10-12"
Spread: 18"


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Hosta x 'Gold Edger'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  With its neat, rounded gold leaves and lavender flowers, it is ideal for edging or ground cover.  (Can tolerate some sun)
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 14"
Spread: 20"


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Hosta x 'Gold Standard'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Pointed, ribbed, golden leaves emerge light green with a dark green margin in early spring, later turning gold with a green margin.  One of the all time greatest Hosta!  Lavender flowers in summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & Dark green
Height: 24-36"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Golden Tiara'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Heart-shaped green leaves with a wide, bright golden margin.  Deep lavender flowers in summer.  A compact grower with good form.  Deer and rabbit resistant.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 15"
Spread: 24"


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Hosta  'Goodness Gracious'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Large, heart-shaped leave are deeply veined and dark green with very wide, yellow margins. Lavender flowers sit just above the foliage in early to midsummer. This stunning large hosta makes a fabulous specimen or focal point in the shade garden. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 20"
Spread: 28"


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Hosta x 'Guacamole'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Large, shiny apple green leaves with gold center.  Color will intensify with more light.  Large fragrant lavender flowers.  Good sun tolerance.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & gold
Height: 20-24"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Guardian Angel'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A large hosta; sport of 'Blue Angel'. Large, thick, blue-green leaves display a white center in early spring.  By late spring, a unique green misting appears over the white center.  Mature plants tend to keep their white center longer in the spring.  Dense clusters of light lavender flowers are produced in midsummer.  Makes a fantastic specimen plant, especially in spring when the variegation is most pronounced.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 24" (36-48" scapes)
Spread: 36"


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Hosta x 'Hadspen Blue'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Steel blue leaves.  Lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 15"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Halycon'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Thick, blue, heavily ribbed leaves.  Violet flowers.  Demonstrates good slug resistance.
Bloom Color: Violet Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 21"
Spread: 23"


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Hosta x 'Hi Ho Silver'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A dwarf Hosta.  The small, lance-shaped green leaves have a bright, white margin.  Dark purple flowers bloom early summer. 
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 12-14"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta  'High Society'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Small sized hosta great for containers or the front of the border. A stunning sport of 'June'.  Emerges in spring with wide, blue margins and a narrow, warm yellow center which widens and brightens to white by midsummer.  Pale lavender flowers open just above the mound of foliage in late summer.  Small and slow growing, but worth the wait; makes a fantastic specimen.
Bloom Color: Pale Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 8" (12" scapes)
Spread: 15"


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Hosta 'Imperial Palace'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A great contrast between the creamy yellow leaf center and wide, medium green margin. The leaf center changes from yellow to creamy white during the growing season. Pale lavender flowers produced from late June into mid-July on 24” scapes.
Bloom Color: Pale Lavender
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 25"
Spread: 53"


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Hosta  'Independence'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A reverse sport of H. 'Revolution'.  Dark green leaves with wide, creamy-white margins that are speckled with green.  Large, pale lavender flowers appear on 26" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 22" (26" scapes)
Spread: 18-20"


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Hosta x 'Island Breeze'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Wide, dark green margins stand in sharp contrast to the bright yellow centers in early spring.  As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12"
Spread: 18"


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Hosta x 'Island Charm'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Dwarf clump of yellow to white centered leaves with green margins and lavender flowers.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 3-6"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Jabulani'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: Forms a medium-large mound of roundish gold-centered foliage. Name means “rejoice” in the Zulu language. Near-white flowers bloom in July on 30” scapes. Corrugated with a thick substance.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 18"
Spread: 40"


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Hosta x 'June'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Pointed leaves have an attractive gold center with a blue-green margin.  Heavy substance.  Violet flowers in late July.  Very distinctive.
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: late July
Foliage Color: Variegated blue-green & gold
Height: 16-20"
Spread:  


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Hosta seiboldii 'Kabitan'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Narrow, wavy dark green leaves with an iridescent yellow center which lightens as the season progresses.  Dark lavender-purple flowers are alluringly surrounded by the light yellow leaf centers.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 6-12"
Spread:  


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Hosta x 'Krossa Regal'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Graceful, upright blue-green/gray foliage on long stems.  Lavender flowers can grow up to 5' tall! 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue/green/gray
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 60-72"


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Hosta x 'Lakeside April Snow'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Heart-shaped leaves containing soft, spring green edged with a wide snow white band.  Near white tubular flowers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 26"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta x 'Lakeside Kaleidoscope'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Very wavy leaves are pointed and blue-green with a creamy margin that is wider at the tip.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 24"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This stunning Hosta produces heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins.  The narrow, creamy white markings in the center of the leaves shoot out from the cream colored petioles in a feathery pattern.  Light lavender flowers in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10" (scapes 22-24")
Spread: 20"


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Hosta lancifolia
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Green foliage is lance-shaped and somewhat curled under.  Purple summer flowers.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-20"
Spread: 18-24"


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Hosta 'Linda Sue'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A thick-leaved sport of H. Frances Williams with a wider gold margin that does not burn.  Linda Sue grows slowly at first but becomes large at maturity.  Near-white flowers bloom early July.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 20"
Spread: 50-60"


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Hosta 'Lionheart'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaves (8” x 6”) are blue-green with a pure white center, a vivid contrast.  This plant has good vigor for a thick-leaved, white-centered Hosta. Near-white flowers open from late June into July.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late June- July
Foliage Color: Blue-Green & White
Height: 14"
Spread: 30"


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Hosta 'Little Black Scape'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Medium lavender flowers.  Heart-shaped leaves emerge dull green and soon change to chartreuse.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-12"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Little Treasure'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Very wide, blue-green margins surround the creamy white center of the small, pointed leaves of good substance. Lavender flowers are held on cream scapes which compliment the clump in early to midsummer. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6"
Spread: 12"


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Hosta 'London Fog'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  The foliage is completely “misted”, meaning lacking the green margin of its mother plant.  A very interesting and unusual Hosta with green speckling. Pale lavender flowers in July on 10-20” scapes.
Bloom Color: Pale Lavender
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 12"
Spread: 30"


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Hosta x 'Love Pat'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Green leaves are almost heart-shaped.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-20"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta x 'Loyalist'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This plant has much heavier leaves, probably the result of being a tetraploid.  The leaf margin is deep green and the leaf center is nearly pure white, and is not prone to melting out.  The flowers are lavender on cream-white stems in mid-summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 26"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta 'Marilyn'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  The slightly wavy leaves are chartreuse early, becoming gold by mid-summer.   Lavender flowers open on 25” high scapes from late June into mid-July. Better than average substance.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 15" (25" scapes)
Spread: 40"


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Hosta 'Marilyn Monroe'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Heavily rippled, smooth textured medium green leaves have a white underside.  Recumbent purple flower scapes appear in September.  Good substance.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 15-18"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta 'Maui Buttercups'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  One of the very best yellow hostas!  Bright gold, 5", rounded leaves are deeply cupped and corrugated.  They are of heavy substance and demonstrate good slug resistance.  Forms a medium sized mound of foliage.  Flared, medium violet flowers appear on 18" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 10" (18" scapes)
Spread: 14"


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Hosta x 'Mildred Seaver'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaves are heart-shaped and crinkled with a broad, creamy white to yellow margin.  Pale lavender flowers in July.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 30"
Spread: 15"


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Hosta x 'Minuteman'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  An improved form of 'Patriot' with a darker green center and a more creamy white border.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 12-24"
Spread:  


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Hosta 'Moonstruck'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: The small, upright blue hosta has a wide, creamy white pattern in the center of each long, narrow blue leaf. Some morning sun or high-filtered light will give the best results. 'Moonstruck' has an incredible growth rate for the amount of white in its leaves.
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Blue & White
Height: 10"
Spread: 24"


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Hosta x 'Morning Light'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Reverse of 'Twilight'.  Green margins with golden yellow centers.  Heavy substance.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 12-24"
Spread:  

Hosta ‘MR. BIG’
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Hosta 'Mr. Big'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Move over, ‘Sum and Substance’, here comes ‘MR. BIG!’.  Leaves are blue, seer-suckered and have great substance.  Lavender flowers in June. 
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 30"
Spread: 72"


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Hosta 'Neptune'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  In spring, the narrow wedge-shaped leaves are bright glaucous blue and they hold their color well.  As the season progresses they turn more blue-green.  The heavily rippled leaves are of good substance, displaying some slug resistance. Cascading form.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer - Early Fall
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 24"
Spread: 47"


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Hosta 'Nifty Fifty'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: Forms a large sized mound of 12” long leaves with up to 1” margins that change from yellow to creamy white; blue-green center.  Near-white flowers on 20-30” scapes late June into mid-July.  Corrugated with a thick substance.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 24"
Spread: 60"


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Hosta x 'Northern Exposure'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Flat, puckered blue-green leaves with 2" wide yellow-green margins that brighten to cream in summer.  Leaves are quite thick, making them slug resistant.  White flowers appear in early summer on tall, 42" scapes.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated blue-green & yellow
Height: 36"
Spread: 66"


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Hosta 'Northern Halo'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaf center is blue-green with a creamy white to greenish margin.  White, bell shaped flowers in summer.  Scapes reach 30" high.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & cream
Height: 24"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A mutation of 'Paul's Glory'.  Leaves emerge all-green, then quickly develop a yellow center with a hint of orange and a green margin.  As the season progresses, the leaf center fades to parchment white and the edge remains dark green.  Pale lavender flowers are produced in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated; green & yellow
Height: 17" (26" scapes)
Spread: 32"


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Hosta fortunei 'Patriot'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Dark green leaves with a striking, crisp, wide white edge that persists all season.  Margins are creamy yellow in spring.  The leaves of 'Patriot' are slightly wavy and display good sun tolerance.  American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year, 1997.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid summer
Foliage Color: Variegated green & white
Height: 15-18"
Spread: 30"


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Hosta sieboldiana 'Paul's Glory'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: Intriguing continuously changing leaf colors.  In spring, leaves have blue-green margins and chartreuse centers. By summer, the margins turn dark green and the centers become bright gold. Ovate leaves are corrugated and of good substance, making them more slug resistant than other varieties. Pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers appear on 40" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 25" (40" scape height)
Spread: 55"


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Hosta 'Peanut'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: Jim Schwarz introduction that received the people's choice award at the 2002 "First Look" seedling and sport competition.  Striking small mound of white-centered foliage with a sharp contrast between the leaf center and margin purple flowers from mid-July into August.  Heavily corrugated.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-July to August
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 6"
Spread: 18"


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Hosta 'Piecrust Promise'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description: Develops into a large mound of heavily rippled foliage that is medium green with a darker green margin.  Leaves are moderately wavy and twisted.  Leaves are 10” long by 8” wide. Very pale lavender flowers bloom from mid-June into early July on 40” scapes.
Bloom Color: Pale Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid June to July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 30"
Spread: 57"


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Hosta 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Long, narrow, pointed leaves emerge pure green, then quickly develop narrow, dark green margins and bright gold centers. Leaves are of good substance with rippled margins.  Lavender flowers appear on 28" scapes in late summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 15" (28" scape height)
Spread: 50"


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Hosta 'Prairie Moon'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  In the springtime, it has thick, wedge-shaped, bright yellow leaves with lightly wavy margins, white backs, and petioles that are flecked with red spots at the base.  As the season progresses, the yellow color mellows a bit but it remains distinctly yellow all season. Plant in part shade.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 16"
Spread: 31"


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Hosta 'Prairie Sunset'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A medium-large mound that offers sharp contrast between the rich gold-centered and green-margined foliage.  Near-white flowers on 36” scapes in July.  Leaves begin to show corrugation at maturity.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 20"
Spread: 48"


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Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Like no other Hosta; definitely a collector's item!  Upright, narrow, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer.  Dark green leaves are heavily rippled with very narrow, gold margins. Leaves have a matte finish above but are folded, revealing their shiny undersides.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14-18"
Spread: 12-16"


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Hosta 'Princess Anastasia'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Looks similar to 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' but is larger.  Gold leaves of good substance have dark blue-green margins and display some corrugation at maturity.  Keeps its color all season long.  Pure white flowers with lavender stripes are borne on 18-22" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: White w/Lavender Stripes
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 12" (18-22" scapes)
Spread: 28"


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Hosta 'Rainbow's End'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This unique hosta exhibits incredibly variegated, shiny foliage. The bright yellow leaves of good substance have dark green margins that jet into the center, and the center brightens to creamy white in summer. Dark lavender, tubular flowers in late summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated Yellow & Dark Green
Height: 11"
Spread: 21"


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Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  An exciting new sport of H. 'Maui Buttercups'.  Leaves are solid light green when they emerge, then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers.  They are thick and glossy, holding up well all season, and are also slug resistant.  Light lavender flowers are produced on 24 inch scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 8" (18" scapes)
Spread: 16"


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Hosta 'Remember Me'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaves emerge in spring bright yellow with a narrow, dusty green edge. By early summer, leaves have dark blue-green margins with some streaking into the large, snow white centers; appears white from a distance. Light lavender flowers appear on 20" scapes in midsummer.  A selection from Hosta 'June'.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 15" (20" scapes)
Spread: 20"


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Hosta 'Revolution'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A revolution in Hosta color patterns!  Dark green leaves have large, cream centers with soft green speckling in the spring; speckles darken by midsummer.  Best color is achieved in open shade.  Lavender, tubular flowers are borne on 22" scapes in midsummer.   A sport of Hosta 'Loyalist'.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 18" (22" scapes)
Spread: 24"


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Hosta 'Royal Standard'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Large mounds of wavy, green, glossy, pointed leaves demonstrate both sun and drought tolerance.  Fragrant, white flowers appear on 35" to 40" scapes in late summer; fragrance is most pronounced in the evening.  A hybrid of H. plantaginea x H. sieboldiana.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25" (36" scapes)
Spread: 50-60"


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Hosta 'Sara's Sensation'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of ‘Frances Williams’ from Paul & Linda Hofer of Perry, Ohio.  The 12” long by 10” wide blue-green leaves have a thick gold margin.  Foliage is heavily corrugated and of thick substance.  Near-white flowers bloom from mid-June into early July.
Bloom Color: Mid White
Bloom Time: Mid June to July
Foliage Color: Blue Green & Gold
Height: 22"
Spread: 50"


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Hosta 'St. Paul'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A stunning new sport of 'Paul's Glory'. Bright gold leaves with extra wide, blue-green margins.  Thick leaves forms a durable clump in the landscape.  Pale lavender flowers are produced on 30" scapes in early summer.  Prefers part sun.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 20" (30"
Spread: 36"


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Hosta 'Stained Glass'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of H. 'Guacamole'.  Huge, 10.5" long, brilliant gold leaves with wide, dark green margins.  Variegation appears early in the season and prominent veins throughout give it the look of "stained glass".  Large, fragrant, pale lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes in late summer. Very sun tolerant.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 15" (30" scapes)
Spread: 48"


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Hosta 'Sugar Daddy'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Another large sport of Big Daddy.  The large cupped blue-green leaves with white steaks and margins form dense clumps. Foliage is of a heavy substance, making it pest resistant.  White flowers in summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated Blue-Green & White
Height: 40"
Spread: 24"


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Hosta 'Sum & Substance'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  One of the largest Hostas available today, with 16", broadly ovate leaves and a huge, mounded form.  Leaf color varies with the amount of available sun from light green to chartreuse to gold; prefers 1/4 to 3/4 day of sun.  Leaves are of good substance, corrugated, and glossy, giving them good slug resistance.  Pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers on 48" scapes in mid to late summer.   Multiple award winner.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36" (48" scapes)
Spread: 60-72"


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Hosta 'Sum of All'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of H. 'Sum and Substance'; possibly the largest hosta available today.  16", broadly ovate leaves are green with 1" wide gold margins.  Leaf margins color up early in the season; a few hours of strong light will amplify this color.  Forms a huge mound of slug-resistant, sun tolerant foliage.  Pale lavender flowers appear on 48" scapes in mid to late summer
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 36" (48" scapes)
Spread: 60"


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Hosta 'Summer Breeze'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A sport of 'Summer Music'.  A medium to large sized hosta that forms an open mound.  Dark green leaves with wide, irregular, chartreuse to yellow margins.  Thin, broadly ovate leaves are moderately seersuckered at maturity.  Site in light to moderate shade all day for best leaf color.  Flared, pale lavender flowers are borne on 30" scapes in late summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated; green/chartreuse/yellow
Height: 22" (30" scapes)
Spread: 50"


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Hosta 'T-Rex'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A gargantuan-sized hosta!  Gigantic green leaves measure 18" long x 14" wide.  They have a matte finish and are slightly wavy.  The leaves tend to be a bit floppy because they are so big.  Large, near-white, tubular flowers are produced on 34-38" scapes in early summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 30" (38" scapes)
Spread: 80"


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Hosta 'Thunderbolt'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A vigorous sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'; possibly a tetraploid,  Rubbery, corrugated, blue-green leaves have a narrow, yellow thunderbolt down the center; this flash turns creamy-white by midsummer.  Near-white flowers appear on 26" scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 18" (26"
Spread: 40"


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Hosta 'Touch of Class'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Sport of 'June'.  Intense blue leaves are set off by the striking yellow-gold center and green streaking between the center and the margin.  Leaves are of exceptionally heavy substance and are held more upright than H. 'June'.  Lavender flowers appear on 22 inch scapes in midsummer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 16" (22" scapes)
Spread: 24"


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Hosta 'Treasure'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A highly rated, gold-leaved cultivar of 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' noted for it’s brilliant gold color and intense corrugation. The 10" long by 9" wide leaves are medium to bright gold; cupped; heavily corrugated and of a thick substance.  very pale lavender flowers from late June into July on 30" scapes.
Bloom Color: Pale Lavender
Bloom Time: Late June - July
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 22"
Spread: 55"


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Hosta 'Unforgettable'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  An upright vase-shaped hosta with dark green leaves and a wide, gold margin.  The leaves are of heavy substance and become slightly cupped and corrugated as they mature.  Lavender flowers are produced in late spring.  A sport of a 'Gold Regal' x 'Tokudama'.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 22" (33-27" scapes)
Spread: 24"


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Hosta 'Whirlwind'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Leaf color continuously changes throughout the season. Dark green, streaked margins encompass an ever-changing center.  In spring, the leaf center is white with greenish veining, then turns light green by midsummer, and finally dark green in late summer.  Slug resistant.  A habit like no other hosta; the pointy leaves are held upright in a wavy mound.  Trumpet-shaped, lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes from mid to late summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 20" 30"
Spread: 40"


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Hosta 'Wide Brim'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Nicely mounded leaves are dark green with wide, irregular margins of buttery yellow.  Attractive buds open to pale lavender flowers on 24" scapes in mid to late summer.  Prefers full shade to 3/4 day of sun.  A real eye-catcher!
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 16" (24" scapes)
Spread: 24-40"


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Hosta 'Winter Snow'
Hosta/Plantain Lily
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A GIANT sport of Sum & Substance. Forms huge shiny light green to chartreuse leaves with wide white margins. Deep veins and wavy edges add interest. A vigorous grower. Tolerates morning sun. Pale lavender flowers bloom atop foliage in summer.
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 36"
Spread: 60"
 
 
 

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