Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants. Hostas come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures.
Hostas leaves can be solid colored or variegated in different combinations of blue, green, white, chartreus, yellow and gold. The leaves can also be smooth, corrugated, puckered, cupped and wavy and also look frosted or powdery.
In addition to their beautiful foliage, Hostas also sprout blooms in the summer on tall scapes. Scapes are tall flower stems that rise directly from the root or rhizome. Hosta’s flowers range from white to lavender in color and some are also quite fragrant. The flowers are generally bell or funnel shaped.
Hostas originally came from Japan, China, and Korea, and were first introduced to Europe in the late 1700s and then came to the United States in the middle 1800s.
Hostas are low maintenance and do well in a wide range of soils. But they perform best in moist, sandy loam with better root aeration.
We grow a wide variety of hostas in our #1G Perennial Deluxe category. Variety availability changes each year. List below are this year’s varieties. Below that list is a list of varieties we have grown in the past and may grow again in future years.
Ann Kulpa Hosta have large heart-shaped leaves that are green with creamy white stripes. There are also bands of chartreus between the stripe and the margins. As the leaves mature the stripe thins and turns white. In midsummer they sprout lavender bell-shaped flowers on tall scapes.
Ann Kulpa has good vigor and its corrugated leaves are resistant to slugs.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 18-20″ tall and 18-24″ wide.
August Moon has greenish-yellow to chartreuse foliage. Foliage color depends on sun exposure. It’s leaves are heart-shaped with corrugation. The leaves have darker veins and can reach 9″ long. The flowers are pale lavender to white and are fragrant.
August Moon is a medium to large hosta with good sun tolerance. It is also one of the oldest chartreuse colored hostas.
Plant in full sun to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 30-40″ wide and 20-26″ tall.
Blazing Saddles forms thick clumps of bright green leaves with cream margins that mature to white. The cupped leaves are oblong and lightly corrugated. It’s lavender flowers bloom in summer.
Blazing Saddles is a vigorous hosta with some resistance to slugs. It’s bright green and white leaves really shine in shady spots.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 16-18″ tall and 36-48″ wide.
Blue Angel has huge heart-shaped, blue-green leaves that are heavily corrugated. In midsummer tall scapes sprout pale lavender to white flowers.
Blue Angel is a large variety and one of the best large, blue hostas. It is well known for it’s outstanding performance.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 30-36″ tall and 30-40″ wide.
Dancing Darling has yellow-green leaves with dark green margins. The leaves are corrugated with ruffled edges. Summer flowers are lavender.
Dancing Darling is a medium sized, fast growing variety. It also does great in containers.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 14-16″ tall and 18-26″ wide.
Dream Queen has thick blue-green leaves with creamy-yellow centers. Mature plants have corrugated leaves that are slightly cupped. Summer blooms are white.
Dream Queen is a sport of Great Expectations. It is a large hosta variety, but not a fast grower. Mature specimens can reach 48-60″ wide and 24-30″ tall.
Plant in part shade to full shade 20-24″ apart. Grows 16-18″ tall and 20-24″ wide.
Great Expectations has large leaves that are rounded and slightly cupped. The leaves are deeply corrugated with creamy white to yellow centers and blue-green margins. In early summer it sprouts pure white bell-shaped flowers.
Great Expectation takes time to reach it’s full potential. Large specimens can reach 30″ tall and 60″ wide with enough time and in ideal conditions.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 18-20″ tall and 24-30″ wide.
Paradigm has large, heart-shaped leaves that are chartreuse with dark green margins. The leaves are corrugated, and the chartreuse centers turn golden-yellow as they mature. Summer blooms are lavender.
Paradigm has some sun tolerance and was awarded 2007 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-30″ apart. Grows 18-22″ tall and 24-30″ wide.
Robert Frost has large frosty, blue-green leaves with yellow margins that mature to white. Summer blooms are white.
Robert Frost is a large hosta variety that can also be used in containers.
Plant in part shade to full shade 36-40″ apart. Grows 36-40″ wide and 20-24″ tall.
So Sweet has shiny, green leaves with yellow margins. The margins slowly turn white as the foliage matures. Its white summer blooms are sweetly fragrant.
So Sweet is a fast grower and is a good choice for borders or mass plantings.
Plant in part shade to full shade 22-28″ apart. Grows 14-18″ tall and 20-28″ wide.
Vulcan has leaves that are a an eye-catching contrast of wide, creamy white centers and dark green margins separated by streaks of lighter green to pale yellow. Summer blooms are star shaped and lavender.
Vulcan is a vigorous hosta. It has some sun tolerance, and it also does well containers but with its size, they need to be bigger containers.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 16-24″ tall and 30-36″ wide.
Our varieties change from year to year. The varieties listed below are some varieties that we have had in the past and may have again. We are not currently producing the hostas listed below.
Abba Dabba Do
Abba Dabba Do is a medium to large hosta with wavy, green and gold margins. Leaves are lance shaped with some corrugation. Leaves sprout green and mature to the gold margins. The margins get wider as the hosta matures. Flowers are lavender on tall stems.
Abba Dabba Do is a fast grower and will spread out. It makes for nice specimen hostas in shady beds, but also has some sun tolerance.
Plant 40-60″” apart. in part sun to full shade. Grows 22-28″ tall and 40-60″ wide.
America Halo has large, heart-shaped leaves that are blue-green with creamy-white margins. Leaves are corrugated and tough. Summer blooms are white.
American Halo is sun tolerant with adequate water and will tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is a larger variety and slower to fill out to it’s mature size compared to more vigorous varieties. But is a real showstopper once it reaches full maturity.
Plant 30-40″ apart. Grows 20-26″ tall and 40″ wide. With proper watering and care it can reach up to 60″ wide.
Aureomarginata emerges early and has a vase-shaped mounding habit. Leaves are heart-shaped and medium green with irregular, gold margins. Blooms are pale lavender.
Aueromarginata is a large variety and has quite a bit of sun tolerance with adequate water. It’s easy-to-grow and low maintenance.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 12-18″ tall and 18-24″ wide. Some references say Aureomarginata can reach up to 40-60″ wide.
Barbara Ann has beautiful, corrugated blue-green leaves with cream margins that mature to white. Pale lavender to white flowers bloom in mid-summer.
Barbara Ann is a large variety named for the two British lab technicians, Barbara and Ann, who discovered this sport of H. sieboldiana ‘Elegans’.
Plant in part shade to full shade 36-48″ apart. Grows 16-20″ tall and 36-48″ wide.
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Mouse Ears Hosta forms thick clumps of blue-green to gray-green leaves that curl slightly at the edges. In mid-summer, buds swell like balloons before popping open with clusters of lavender flowers. Bloom stems are short at 10-12″ tall. Blue Mouse Ears is a miniature variety with a moderate growth rate. It forms a tidy, symmetrical mound of foliage.
Blue Mouse has won many awards such as the royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Garden Merit and the American Hosta Growers Association’s 2008 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 10-12″ apart. Grows 8-10″ tall and 10-12″ wide.
Brim Cup Hosta forms thick clumps of deep green leaves with wide cream margins that mature to white. The leaves on this medium variety stand upward and are cupped. In mid summer, lavender flowers rise up on long stems high above the foliage.
Brim Cup is a small to medium sized variety that matures into an attractive mound of cup-shaped, green and white foliage.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 12-16″ tall and 18-24″ wide.
City Lights is a large variety with chartreus, corrugated leaves and white flowers in mid-summer. It’s large leaves grow to 12″ long by 9″ wide.
City Lights is an awesome specimen hosta for brightening up large, shady areas.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-40″ apart. Grows 24″ tall and 36-48″ wide.
Dream Weaver Hosta is reversed from most other varieties with very broad blue-green margins and creamy white center. The leaves are rounded and slightly corrugated. In mid summer, white flowers rise up on tall stems.
Dream Weaver’s leaves are thicker and more resistant to slugs. New, emerging leaves have yellow centers that mature to white as they grow. Given enough time and space, Dream Weaver can reach 36-48″ wide but most will grow 24-36″ wide.
Plant in part shade to full shade 20-30″ apart. Grows 15-18″ tall and 24-30″ wide.
Earth Angel has large, heart-shaped leaves that are blue-green with margins that begin creamy yellow and gradually widen and mature to creamy white. The margins often streak to the mid-rib. Foliage colors will vary depending on location, temperature, soil, maturity etc. with margins ranging from yellow to white. Mid-summer blooms are pale lavender on tall stems.
Earth Angel’s large leaves grow up to 16″ long and 12″ wide. It’s large habit and leaves makes Earth Angel an excellent specimen plants for shady gardens. It will not grow as large in poor soils.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-40″ apart. Grows 24-30″ tall and averages 26-36″” wide with mature specimens in optimal conditions reaching 48-60″ wide.
Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice is a reverse sport of ‘Partiot’ with ivory to pure white leaves that showcase irregular dark green margins. Plants have a upright, compact habit of oval-shaped leaves that are slightly twisted. Summer flowers are funnel-shaped and lavender on 16-20″ stems.
Fire and Ice will grow in full sun with adequate moisture. Bright morning sun and afternoon shade is best. It performs best in rich, moist, well-drained soils, but will grow will in a wide range of soils and conditions.
Plant in full sun to part sun 10-12″ apart. Grows 8-14″ tall and 10-18″ wide. In optimum conditions, it can reach 15-18″ tall and 18-22″ wide.
First Frost has blue-green leaves with creamy-white margins. It’s heart shaped leaves are 7″ long and emerge with wide, gold margins that transition to white gradually as they mature. It’s blooms are lavender and appear mid-summer on 22-28″ stems.
First Frost is grown for it’s impressive foliage and color that lasts until the first frost. It has good sun tolerance with adequate water. It is also easy to grow and was awarded the 2010 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.
Plant in part shade to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 16-22″ tall and 30-36″ wide.
Fragrant Blue has powdery, blue foliage in a small to medium sized mound. The heart-shaped leaves have some corrugation and some slight waviness on the margins. Blooms are light lavender to white with some fragrance.
Fragrant Blue holds its blue color well due to producing new foliage all throughout the season. However, older leaves and plants that get more sunlight will be blue-green to green by the end of the summer.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 10-15″ tall and 16-24″ wide. Some can reach up to 36-40″ wide with time and in ideal conditions.
Fragrant Bouquet is popular for it’s abundance of very fragrant, white blooms in addition to it’s apple-green heart shaped leaves with slight, creamy yellow-to-white edges. The leaves can reach up to 10″ long by 8″ wide.
Fragrant Bouuet is sun tolerant with adequate water. Its wide mound of foliage can reach up to 48″ wide in some cases. It was awarded 1998 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows on average 12-18″ tall and 24-36″ wide.
Francee Hosta has heart-shaped leaves that are olive green with slim, white margins. It is a medium to large variety and has a dense, mounding habit. Funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers bloom in late summer.
Francee is easy to grow and grows fairly quickly making it a good choice for landscaping. It has been a popular white margined hosta for a long time.
Plant in part shade to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 16-22″ tall and averages 30-40″ wide.
Guacamole has apple-green to chartreus-yellow colored foliage with dark green margins. Its glossy leaves can reach 11″ long and. The lavender to white flowers that bloom mid-summer are very fragrant. Guacamole’s color varies some with age, sun exposure and temperatures. Younger leaves or plants in a lot of sun tend to be more chartreus-yellow while older leaves and plants in the shade tend to be more apple-green. The margins become more pronounced as they leaves mature.
Guacamole is a large variety and is very popular for its size, fragrant blooms, bright color and ease of growing. It was the American Hosta Growers Association 2002 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 18-24″ tall and 30-40″ wide. Can grow up to 48-60″ wide in ideal conditions.
Halcyon is an excellent blue hosta. It’s spear-shaped, powdery blue leaves are thick and textured. It blooms with pale, lilac flowers on mauve-gray scapes in late summer. Scapes are a long, leafless flowering stem rising directly from a bulb, rhizome, or similar subterranean or underwater structure (source: Wikipedia).
Halcyon is a medium sized hosta. It’s blue foliage retains is color and looks good all season long in dappled shade or early morning sun and afternoon shade.
Plant in part shade to full shade 20-30″ apart. Grows 16-20″ tall and 24-36″ wide.
Ivory Coast has heart-shaped leaves that begin gray-green with large creamy-yellow margins and wavy edges. The leaves are thick and corrugated. It blooms in mid to late summer with lavender flowers.
As the plant matures, it transitions to blue-green with the margins getting wider and turning white by late summer. The bright yellow margins in spring and early summer have quite the “Wow!” factor.
Plant in part shade to full shade 24-30″ apart. Grows 18-22″ tall and 30-36″ wide.
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June has irregular, chartreus-green leaves splashed with dark blue-green margins. It produces a nice mound of heart-shaped leaves with attractive blue-green and gold color contrasts. June’s mid-summer blooms are lavender.
June is a compact, easy-to-grow medium sized variety that consistently wins in popularity. The brightest colors are produced when June is grown with bright, morning sun. In full shade, the centers will be more lime green. It was the American Hosta Growers Association 2001 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 20-26″ apart. Grows 10-16″ tall and 18-24″ wide.
Krossa Regal has powdery, blue-green foliage and a vase-shaped growth habit. The leaves are wavy, thick and resistant to slugs. Mid-summer blooms are lavender on very tall scape that can reach 4-6 feet tall.
Krossa Regal is a classic large hosta variety. It’s popularity is due to it’s tall habit, blue-green foliage and blooms that attract pollinators.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-40″ apart. Grows 30-40″ tall and 36-48″ wide. Some specimens can reach up to 6 feet wide but generally don’t get taller than 40″ not counting scapes.
Loyalist has leaves that have creamy-yellow centers with dark green margins. There are also splashes of lighter green where the dark green margins meet the center. The centers turn to white by mid-summer. The mid-summer blooms are pale lavender.
Loyalist is a small to medium sized hosta and a slow grower. However, the attractive color contrasts makes it worth the wait.
Plant in part shade to full shade 18-24″ apart. Grows 12-20″ tall and 16-26″ wide.
Minuteman has medium to dark green leaves with white margins. The corrugated leaves have good substance and are sometimes slightly cupped. Its large flowers bloom in mid-summer on 24″ scapes and are pale lavender.
Minuteman is one of the most popular white margined hostas. It fills out fast and has a medium to large sized, mounding habit. It also does well in containers.
Plant in part shade to full shade 24-30″ apart. Grows 16-22″ tall and 24-30″ wide.
Patriot has glossy, heart-shaped, green leaves with broad, pure white margins. New leaves have creamy yellow margins that fade to white by late spring. Lavender-blue flowers bloom on tall scapes in late summer.
Patriot is a moderately fast growing, mounding hosta. It is one of the most popular variegated hostas ever produced and the American Hosta Growers Association 1997 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 20-26″ tall and 24-36″ wide.
Queen Josephine has shiny, dark green ovate leaves with creamy, white margins. Young leaves emerge with irregular, yellow margins that slowly turn white as they mature. Flowers are pale lavender that bloom in mid to late summer.
Queen Josephine is a vigorous, medium sized variety with thick leaves. It can tolerate morning to mid-day sun exposure with adequate water.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 16-22″ tall and 24-36″ wide.
Rainforest Surprise has chartreus leaves with dark green margins. Young leaves emerge lime green then transition to chartreus-yellow. The leaves are proximately veined and oval shaped. Leaf centers tend to be more lime green if grown in full shade and more chartreus with some sun exposure. It’s lavender flowers bloom in mid summer on tall 24″ scapes.
Rainforest Surprise is a small variety that forms a mound of colorful foliage. The thick and glossy leaves hold up well all summer and are slug resistant. It is also the 2013 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 14-20″ apart. Grows 8-10″ tall and 16-24″ wide.
Regal Splendor has powdery, blue-green leaves with a irregular creamy yellow to white margins. The leaves sprout blue then as the powdery, glaucous coating fades, the leaves turn blue-green. In addition to all of that, the leaves are also wavy. Tall scapes of lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer. Its scapes can reach up to 5-6 feet tall.
Regal Splendor has an upright, vase-shaped habit. It’s a large variety, and its tall mounds of wavy, foliage is very impressive. It was also voted 2003 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 30-40″ tall and 30-36″ wide.
Royal Standard is a long time favorite with heart-shaped, medium green leaves that are lightly glossed. The leaves are also dimpled slightly. The tall scapes of white flowers bloom in late summer. The funnel-shaped blooms are very fragrant and attract pollinators. Some scapes can reach up to 40″ tall.
Royal Standard is a vigorous variety. It’s easy to grow and grows fast. It is also full sun tolerant with adequate water, but afternoon shade is recommended. Leaves can turn chartreus if exposed to a lot of sunlight.
Plant in part sun to full shade 36-48″ apart. Grows 24-30″ tall and 36-48″ wide. Some can reach up to 60″ wide in ideal conditions.
Sagae has heart-shaped leaves that are frosty, blue-green with irregular yellow margins. Its large leaves have wavy edges and mature to gray-green with creamy white margins. It is topped by tall scapes of pale lavender to white flowers in mid-summer.
Sagae is one of the most popular large variety hostas produced. It’s large leaves form an impressive upright, mound of contrasting colors that is slug resistant. The flower scapes can reach up to 40-50″ tall. It is also the 2000 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part shade to full shade 36-48″ apart. Grows 24-30″ tall and 36-48″ wide. Specimens in ideal conditions can reach to 60-70″ wide.
Satisfaction has dark green, pointed leaves with wide yellow, wavy margins. The leaves have a corrugated texture. The margins begin chartreus and brighten to yellow in full shade, but will also fade to a creamy white in a sunny location. Its pale lavender to white flowers bloom in mid-summer.
Satisfaction is a large variety hosta and with its color changing margins makes an excellent specimen plant in a sunny or shady bed or large container.
Plant in part sun to full shade 36-48″ apart. Grows 20-30″ tall and 36-48″ wide with the potential of reaching 60″ wide in ideal conditions.
Showboat has dark green leaves with wide, creamy white margins. The margins begin yellow in the spring and change to white as they mature. The leaves develop corrugation and also curl up on the sides at maturity. It’s pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer.
Showboat is a medium size hosta. Its showy, upturned, boat-shaped leaves makes it a popular choice with gardeners.
Plant in part shade to full shade 22-28″ apart. Grows 8-14″ tall and 22-28″ wide.
Stained Glass has bright yellow-green leaves with dark green margins that overlap to form an attractive mound of foliage. The large leaves also have veins that stand out. Large, fragrant lavender flowers bloom in the summer.
Stained Glass is an easy to grow, medium sized variety. It will do well in a wide variety of soils and is sun tolerant with adequate water. It was also the 2006 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-30″ apart. Grows 14-18″ tall and 24-32″ wide.
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance has very large, green to chartreus to yellow leaves that are rounded and corrugated. Leaf color depends mostly on how much sun they get but adequate water and soil types also contribute. It sports lavender flowers on tall scapes in summer.
Sum and Substance is a well-known for its large size. It needs 3-4 hours of morning sun, plenty of water, fertile soil and lastly plenty of space for it to turn bright yellow and grow to it’s full potential. In northern gardens, it can tolerate a lot more sun. Full shade results in greenish-yellow foliage. It was the 2004 Hosta of the Year.
Plant in full sun to full shade 30-36″ apart. Grows 24-30″ tall and 30-40″ wide on average. It can potentially reach up to 40-50″ tall and 60-72″ wide in ideal conditions.
Twilight has dark green ovate leaves with a wide golden margins that turns to cream as they mature. It’s 2″ long lavender summer flowers attract pollinators.
Twilight is a medium size hosta that forms a tidy mound of thick, attractive foliage that stands out in shade gardens. It has medium vigor, good sun tolerance and good slug resistance.
Plant in part shade to full shade 20-30″ apart. Grows 15-20″ tall and 20-30″ wide.
Wide Brim has heart-shaped, puckered blue-green leaves with wide, irregular yellow margins. It is a medium size hosta. Its mid-summer blooms are pale lavender with violet stripes.
Wide Brim is among the most popular hostas ever. It is easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of soil types. It is also sun tolerant with adequate water.
Plant in part sun to full shade 24-36″ apart. Grows 14-20″ tall and 24-36″ wide.