Hosta

Great new hosta for this season!

Hosta

Since our first year of business in 1995, we have been offering nearly 200 varieties of Hosta each season.  This season is no different.

With over 300 Hosta selections displayed among the perennial gardens, you are sure to find a few you either don't have, or just need to take home.  We stock almost all Hosta displayed in the gardens.   

Each year, a few dozen more selections are added to our inventory list.  This year, we have added over fifty new Hosta selections.  Many of these are new to us and to the Hosta market.


'Lakeside Paisley Print' 2018 Hosta of the Year

'Lakeside Paisley Print' 2018 Hosta of the Year

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. Its thick substance leaves make the perfect background for the cream scapes that carry the light lavender flowers in midsummer.

Flower Color - Purple
Foliage Color - Variegated
Size - Small to Medium

'Brother Stefan' 2017 Hosta of the Year

Great selection for 2017!

'Brother Stefan' 2017 Hosta of the Year


Beautiful gold-centered leaves are framed by a wide medium green border. In spring a glacous waxy coating makes the green margin look more blue and the center more chartreuse. Slug-resistant thick leaves have great substance and are nicely corrugated. Clump can reach 3' across and is topped with white flowers in late spring. The margin size varies between .50" to 3."

Flower Color - White
Foliage Color - Green and Yellow
Size - Medium 22-24 Height and 36 Width

Curly Fries' 2016 Hosta of the Year!

Excellent smaller Hosta!

Curly Fries' 2016 Hosta of the Year!


Curly Fries is the American Hosta Grower's Association HOSTA OF THE YEAR in 2016.

Known for its narrow, rippled gold 7" long by 1.5" wide rippled blade makes it an impressive smaller hosta for the garden, or container.

It is a seedling of H. 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake' from hybridizer Bob Solberg of Franklinton, NC. This hosta is great plant for your mini-small selection.

This irresistible miniature to small sized hosta is the perfect accompaniment for bright blue hostas like 'Prairie Sky', especially when planted together in containers or near the front of the border.  It forms an arching, wiggly clump of extremely rippled, narrow leaves.  Position this hosta where it will receive morning sun, as its chartreuse foliage will be brightest there.  Mature plants will develop red speckled petioles.  Lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer.

Color - Gold
Size - Small (11"ht x 20"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender

Parent - 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake' x unknown

Highly ruffled narrow leaves emerge yellow and then fade to near white. Vigorous. The scape is deep purple, topped with lavender flowers in mid to late summer.
  

'Victory' 2015 Hosta of the Year

Proven and Hardy!

'Victory' 2015 Hosta of the Year

Hosta Victory

This is a giant cultivar introduced by Q & Z Nursery in Illinois in 2003 that makes a dramatic statement in the landscape when mature. A sport of 'Elatior', it has smooth and shiny green leaves that start out with about inch wide yellow-chartreuse margins that fade to pale yellow or cream over the course of the season. The heart-shaped leaves are up to a foot long with wavy margins and prominent veins that produce a corrugated look. Although it is vigorous, with a slow to medium growth rate, like many large hostas, 'Victory' takes some years to develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation characteristic of the cultivar.

The foliage of 'Victory' is slug resistant.The dense foliage is somewhat upright, with a vase shape early in the season, spreading out to form a very large mound 28-32 inches high and 4-6 feet wide after many years. It makes a great specimen, or works well as a background plant with other smaller hostas and shade-loving plants, providing beautiful medium texture for contrast with finer or coarser plants. The leaves have good substance, making this cultivar fairly slug resistant.

In midsummer almost white to very pale lavender tubular flowers appear on exceptionally long, arching scapes that can grow 6-7 feet tall on large specimens.


2014 Hosta of the Year

Abiqua Drinking Gourd

2014 Hosta of the Year

This west coast creation features an interesting round, puckered, intensely cupped-shaped leaf. In fact, no other hosta boasts such deeply cupped leaves. White medium bell-shaped flowers appear in June and July. This is a distinct cultivar, and is a wonderful hosta to use as a specimen plant. Large, blue, and requires mostly full shade.

'June'

Keith's Favorite Hosta!

'June'

This is Keith's very favorite hosta.  Mostly, because the leaf coloration looks so fake during it's peak month of June, as if an artist sat in the garden and painted the vibrant colors directly on the leaves.  

June, a sport of Hacyon, displays thick leaves with a green edge and gold centers.  The fragrant violet flowers bloom July to August.  Plant height is 16" with a  spread of 32-36".  The dense foliage, forms a perfectly symetrical shape, which looks like the  crowds out most garden weeds.

This Hosta provides bright color in shade with wonderful foliage.  It was the 2001 Hosta of the Year!

'June' is a low care hosta and is ideal for full shad locations.  It is best to keep areas around hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails.

It grows well in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils.  Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.

Plant 'June' in an area that receives the right amount of light.  The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration; too much sun will burn the leaves.

This is a shockingly beautiful hosta that stands out in the landscape!

2013 Hosta of the Year, 'Rainforest Sunrise'

H. Rainforest Sunrise

2013 Hosta of the Year, 'Rainforest Sunrise'

This charming small hosta is a sport of 'Maui Buttercups'. Each thick gold leaf is margined by a nice dark green edge. Pale lavender flowers top the clump in early summer.

Leaves are solid light green when emerging late spring.  They then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers. While, thick and glossy, they hold up well all season, and tend to be slug resistant. Light lavender flowers, 24" scapes during mid-summer.

This hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Hosta, chosen for this collection, have been evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers. To be considered for 'Hosta of the Year', the hosta must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.

2012 Hosta of the Year, 'Liberty'

2012 Hosta of the Year, 'Liberty'

H. Liberty

This sport of 'Sagae' features a wider, more dramatic border, especially noticeable on younger plants. The leaves are thicker than 'Sagae', indicating its probability of being a polyploid. Like 'Sagae', the yellow margin fades to creamy-white later in the season. Lavender flowers top the clump in early summer.

2011 Hosta of the Year, 'Praying Hands'

2011 Hosta of the Year, 'Praying Hands'

H. Praying Hands

The upright narrow leaves of 'Praying Hands' gives it an unusual look like no other hosta. Each green leaf is rolled and folded into a tube shape, displaying the prominent veins on the back of the leaf.  A thin white margin borders the outside edge of the leaf. Certainly a collector's hosta and for the customer in search of something unusual. Fascinating!

2010 Hosta of the Year, 'First Frost'

2010 Hosta of the Year, 'First Frost'

H. First Frost

* 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

This fantastic sport of 'Halcyon' was developed by Patricia Scolnik of Chapel Hill, NC. The beautiful blue leaves are edged by a creamy-yellow margin that brightens to creamy-white by midsummer. Lavender flowers top the clump in late summer. This durable hosta received its name because it looks great until autumn's "first frost."

Previous American Hosta Growers Association Hosta of the Year

Previous American Hosta Growers Association Hosta of the Year

With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nurserymen and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all a regions of the country, are widely available and in sufficient supply and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection.

American Hosta Growers Association 'Hosta of the Year' winners:

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Helpful Links for Hosta Lovers


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