Hosta

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Hosta

Hosta

Hosta (Plantain lilies) are the perfect shade tolerant, easy to grow plant for any shady to part shade landscape.  Hosta are quite popular and currently the most popular perennial in the United States.  There are many different cultivars and come in a wide range of color, leaf shape and size and leaf texture.  They come in solid colors ranging from grey, blue, gold to all shades of green and many unique variegated combinations.

‘Bressingham Blue’ Hosta

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Bressingham Blue Hosta                          Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc

Bright blue-green giant hosta with thick , slightly cupped leaves that are rippled.   Average leaf siae is 12.5 inches long by 10 inches wide.  Grow in heavy shade to maintain the blue color longer into the season.  Forms an impressive mound reaching 28 inches in height with a spread of 68 inches.   Near white flower appear in early summer.  This blue hosta is a hybrid of Sieboldiana and is slug resistant as well as deer and rabbit resistant!

 

 

 

‘Guacamole Hosta ‘

‘Guacamole’ Hosta
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This award winning  premium Hosta has large apple green leaves that develop dark green margins and bright chartreuse center by early summer. Be sure to stop and smell the incredibly fragrant, trumpet-shaped white to lavender  flowers of this large Hosta.  Blooms emerge from lavender buds by late summer.  Grows 22 inches tall and 30 inches wide.  The bright chartreuse color makes this one a real stand out!  Hardy in zones 3-9.

‘Minuteman’ Hosta

‘Minuteman’ Hosta
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An award winning great Hosta, the ‘Minuteman’ sports dark green leaves with wide, near white margins, growing to a height of 18 inches tall.  Flowers are pale lavender and appear on 24 inch scapes mid to late summer.   Leaves have good substance and are sometimes cupped with a little wavy texture.  A sport of the popular ‘H Francee’, but more sun tolerant which makes it great for warmer areas.  Hardy in zones 3-9

‘Patriot’ Hosta

‘Patriot’ Hosta
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Very popular in landscapes today as the Patriot Hosta is one of the few that can really take the heat.  A very hardy hosta that displays dark green leaves with wide, crisp white margins that create a strong and highly visible contrast, lighting up the shade.    It grows vigorously to a height of 12 to 22 inches while spreading to twice that.    In August, lavender flowers appear on tall 26 – 30 inch spikes.  Hardy in zones 3-8 and can tolerate full sun with adequate moisture.  A sport of ‘H Francee’ and sister to ‘Minuteman’ , it was the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year 1997.

‘Royal Standard’ Hosta

‘Royal Standard’ Hosta
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This Hosta is prized  for its showy and fragrant white flower that appear each July to August.  The bloom fragrance is most pronounced in the evening.  The blooms also make a great cut flower for arrangements.   It forms a dense mound of large glossy, wavy green leaves that reach a height of 20 to 26 inches and spreads to 36 to 40 inches.  ‘Royal Standard ‘Hosta prefers part to full shade and is hardy in zones 3-8. Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ was the first hosta to receive a plant patent in 1965.

 ‘So Sweet’ Hosta

‘So Sweet’ Hosta

One of my favorite Hostas due to its stellar heat and sun tolerance.  Late summer when plants are starting to droop, this winner stands tall and fresh, making it great for Southern gardens.    ‘So Sweet’ is a vigorous grower and great for planting in mass.  Crisp heart-shaped leaves are dark green with yellow margins and form a tidy mound  growing to a height of 14 inches and width of 60 inches.  As the name would indicate, ‘So Sweet’ is a wonderfully fragrant hosta with white flowers appearing in late summer.

Winner of the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year 1996 award, it is hardy in zones3-9.

‘Sum and Substance’ Hosta

Sum and Substance
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A fantastic giant hosta with leaves that vary from light green to chartreuse to gold, depending on sun exposure.  Forms a giant mound of wavy foliage that reaches a mature height of 36 inches and width of 72 inches.  This Hosta is legendary and can grow enourmous if given adequate moisture and deep fertile soil.  Lavender flowers appear mid-summer.  This Hosta is the most popular gold-leafed giant hosta today.  It is sun tolerant and slug resistant and won the American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year 2004,

‘Variegated Undulata Albomarginata’

Variegated Hosta

This easy to grow hosta sports broad, pointed and slightly wavy-margined rich green leaves with irregular creamy markings  Pale lavender flowers borne on scapes up to 45 inches high mid summer.  This low maintenance and hardy grower multiplies and tend to naturalize easily.  Prefers part to full shade, it will grow to 16 – 20 inches tall and wide.  Hardy to grow in zones 3-8.

 

 

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