1st and Ten
Hosta '1st and Ten'
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.
Age of Gold
Hosta 'Age of Gold'
Age of Gold
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.
Hosta 'Aggressive Behavior'
Hosta 'Allegan Emperor'
Hosta 'Alligator Alley'
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'
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
Hosta 'American Yeti'
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.
Hosta 'Angel Falls'
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.
Aphrodite is a shiny green medium hosta that is mainly grown for the beautiful doubled white flowers and sweet fragrance.
Aphrodite has large, white fragrant flowers that blooms in mid-August. During the spring and summer months, 'Aphrodite' is a plain green shiny leafed hosta.
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.
Hosta 'Atlantis' is a superb tetraploid mutation of Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' from Michigan's Hans Hansen. This amazing hosta makes a huge 5' wide clump of slightly wavy, pointed, green leaves. Each leaf is bordered with a very wide, light yellow margin. In mid-summer, the vigorous clump is topped with 30" spikes of hummingbird attracting light lavender flowers. Stunning!
Hosta 'Azure Frills'
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.
Baby Blue Eyes
Hosta 'Baby Blue Eyes'
Hosta 'Baby Booties'
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'
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'
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
Hosta 'Bear Necessities'
This is a large hosta that is very fragrant flowered. It sports large deep green leaves, which are rounded and puckered, giving it a look like sieboldiana. Fast and looks beautiful late into the season. 'Bear Necessities' is green, with slightly corrugated leaves. It is an all green sport of 'Honey Bear'. Grows 18" tall by 40" wide.
Hosta 'Beet Salad'
Hosta 'Beet Salad' has beet red petioles and beet red scapes featuring rich purple flowers in July. It also has a thin beet red margin, which appears to only be one vein wide.
This is a unique hosta from Bob Solberg. It has a very thin red border on each leaf in spring. Fertile and does pass on the red genes. Flowers are lavender. Size is Medium. Height is 12-24 inches. This is a very unique and attractive hosta.
Hosta 'Beyond Glory'
'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.
Blaze of Glory
Hosta 'Blaze of Glory'
Blaze of Glory
Vivid, best describes this bright gold 'Pin Stripe' seedling from Ed Elslager. Something different in a gold.
Rounded and lightly corrugated leaves start out a brilliant light yellow in the spring, and although it greens up some in the summer, it is still a bright greenish yellow throughout the season.
Blooms: Near white flowers bloom in July. This hosta is something different in a yellow. It is almost a parchment color in the spring so it really stands out, but remains a bright spot in the garden even in the summer.
Light: Part shade to full shade. Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained.