Very Large, (32" X 50") This is a big hosta! It is almost 3 feet tall with very large shovel-like blue-green leaves with good substance. Part of Doug Beilstein's gridiron series, it is a seedling from his very popular 'Brutus'. Dramatic leaf veins and upright habit.
Hosta is 16" high by 36" wide. Semi-upright. Blue with 10 +" long by 7" wide thick heavily corrugated rich blue-green leaves. Flowers are pale purple which open on 27" scapes from late June into late July.
Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. All hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
From renowned Hosta breeder Hans Hansen comes a new large gold hosta. With golden yellow leaves, this is the perfect specimen for making a statement in the shade with its upright spreading habit and large smooth leaves. In midsummer, near white, tubular flowers appear with a very faint pale lavender central pattern on the interior petals. Plant in morning sun or filtered shade for best yellow color.
Large mound of heavily streaked foliage. Dark green eaves are streaked and mottled with yellow. As with most variegated hosta, divisions that emerge non-streaked need to be removed. Fertile lavender flowers in the summer.
Aptly named, this medium to large sized hosta forms a coarsely textured mound of leathery, puckered, heart-shaped to round leaves of good substance.
It is a wide-margined sport of the long-popular 'Dick Ward', which is named for one of the most accomplished Hosta breeders in the United States. Its leaves display wide, blue-green margins with chartreuse centers that become yellow in summer.
Near-white flowers appear atop chartreuse scapes in early summer.
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
Large, (24" X 54") Ambrosia is simply divine. It is a blue-margined, light yellow-centered sport of my own 'Guacamole' that performs just as well in the garden, making a large clump that enjoys bright light. Like ambrosia it is fragrant and may also have the same mythological healing powers. This hosta is close to perfection.
Hosta 'American Halo' forms an impressive mound of corrugated foliage. A large clump of intense blue-green leaves with a very wide, slightly rippled cream margin. The margins start out creamy yellow and age to creamy white. Leaf color blue-green to dark green in the center with a 1 3/4″ wide margin that changes from light greenish yellow to creamy white; leaf blade broadly oblong-ovate, wavy, heavily corrugated and thick-substanced.
Leaf Size: 14" x 10"
Blooms: Near white in early summer.
Light: Moderate to full shade for best color. -- Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained.
Similar and Related Plants: Celestial, Northern Exposure, Northern Halo, Robert Frost
Very Large: A giant of all giants! Giant blue-green leaves are nicely-puckered and crimped: veins are deeply impressed above: elevated below; nearly round apex of leaf has a short blunt tip. Foilage mound grew to 65″ wide x 44″ tall in 4-5 years, most likely will get larger in time. White flowers in mid-July stay below top of foliage mound. Very fertile.
This hosta is a variegated sport of the famous H. 'Blue Mammoth.' The thick blue-green leaves show off a white center with a medium blue-green margin and a narrow green pattern between the blue and cream layers. Pale lavender tubular-shaped blowers bloom early in summer.
Angel Falls formed an attractive rounded mound of green leaves with white centers. Green margins are up to 2" wide with lighter green area where margin and center overlap. Mature leaves arch downward with rippled margin. Light lavender-pink flowers appear in midsummer.
Hosta 'Ann Kulpa' has beautiful heart-shaped green leaves with a center that emerges cream and turns white. Where the center meets the margin there are bands of chartreuse. The white center holds up well through the season. Thick leaves give this hosta good vigor and slug resistance. Pale lavender flowers mid-summer. Medium Hosta. Mature Size: 19"T x 40"W.
This beautiful hosta is six inches high by 14 inches wide; compact. The color of the leaves are gold. The leaves are 3 inches long by 2 + inches wide. In the spring the leaf color is a bright yellow, changing to apple green by July 1st. The leave is wavy, smoothly-textured, and a good substance. By August, pale purple flowers will start to appear on nine inch scapes.
'Autumn Frost' is a sport of the 2010 Hosta of the Year, 'First Frost', which in turn is a sport of the champion of blue hostas, 'Halcyon'. It is a showier version of 'First Frost', displaying extra wide margins.
This hosta is fifteen inches high and thirty-seven inches wide. The leaves have blue shades and are nine inches long with a six inch in width. They are heavily rippled and good substance. The pale and purple flowers will bloom from early to late summer on twelve to twenty inch scapes that tend to cascade. This gorgeous hosta will grow at a medium to fast growth rate.
Hosta 'Baby Blue Eyes' is a mini hosta. This hosta forms a tight, flat mound of heart-shapped pretty blue leaves that grow fast! Light lavender flowers will bloom on short scapes in mid July. The foliage is a blue-green color. Miniature hosta.
The hosta 'Baby Booties' is a miniature hosta, approximately 7 inches tall by 12 inches wide. This hosta has very showy leaves, being a dark green with creamy, white margins and a rounded shape. Lavender flowers add to the beauty in the middle of summer when they bloom.
Hosta 'Bachelor Party' is a medium sized hosta ranging around 14 inches tall by 30 inches wide. This hosta will form twisted and folded dark green leaves with a contrasting attractive white margin. The clump will produces amazing bright purple flower blooms in the middle of summer.
Hosta 'Barbara Ann' is a tissue culture sport of Hosta 'Elegans' with great variegation. Like its parent it is rather slow growing but will make a wonderful specimen when it matures. Forms a stunning clump of thick blue-gray leaves with very attractive cream to white margins. This hosta is corrugated, blue-green leaves with a broad margins. Near-white flowers appear on 24" scapes in midsummer.
Leaf Size: 12" x 9"
Blooms: Near white in early summer.
Light: Moderate to full shade for best color.
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained.
Similar and Related Plants: American Halo, Elegans, Northern Exposure
'Beyond Glory' adds a wider margin which makes the colors stand out more. Thick gold leaves have very wide dark green margins. Leaves are slightly rippled which just helps to show off this beauty. This hosta will stand out in the garden! Pale lavender flowers in midsummer. Medium Hosta. Mature Size: 16"T x 40"W.
'Blazing Saddles' Hosta has dark green leaves with a wide creamy-white margin. The leaf margin turns white in summer and really shines. This is a vigorous hosta with showy leaves what will add zest to the shade garden. Matures to a beautiful, medium to large clump. Produces lavender flowers in midsummer with 2' tall spikes of flowers. A vigorous grower with an unusual leaf shape that is a nice border plant and is also slug resistant.
Hosta 'Blue Angel' is very large. Giant blue leaves are broadly oval shape, heavily corrugated and thick substance with rippled margin. Very upright hosta, horizontally held leaves with tips arching downward. Near white flowers are densely clustered and long lasting, one of the best bloomers. Evenly textured leaves and white flowers create a magnificent specimen.