Hosta
Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (Walden West 89)

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (Walden West 89)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 16" tall Origin: USA Hybrid
From the late hosta wild man, Chuck Purtymun, comes this still hard-to-find gem. H.' Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana) has round, cardboard-like, deeply-cupped, powder-blue leaves on a 2' wide clump. In early summer, the clumps are topped with white flowers. In a garden, few hostas will evoke more favorable comments! Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #01499
$22.00  


Hosta 'Appetizer' (T. Avent 07)

Hosta 'Appetizer' (T. Avent 07)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8, at least 8" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: H. 95-558) This 2008 introduction is a PDN cross involving Hosta 'Swoosh', Hosta longissima, Hosta venusta, and Hosta 'Bright Lights' that resulted in a vigorous, fast-multiplying small clump to 8" tall x 18" wide. The clumps are composed of small, 3.5" long x 2" wide green leaves, edged with a wide creamy-white border...great as both a small specimen plant or used in a woodland border. The clumps are topped with 15" tall scapes of medium lavender flowers in June. We have not had this plant tissue-cultured, so supplies are limited. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07837
$20.00  


Hosta 'Applause' (H. Hansen 06)

Hosta 'Applause' (H. Hansen 06)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8, at least 28" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing sport of Hosta 'Edge of Night' is a clump I couldn't take my eyes off of in the garden of Minnesota's Hans Hansen. The heavily-cupped and corrugated dark green leaves with a wide creamy-white border are turned upwards instead of lying horizontally, forming a 28" tall x 55" wide clump that resembles hands clapping; hence, the name. A mature clump of Hosta 'Applause' ranks right up with Hosta 'Praying Hands' in the unusual category. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07589
$26.00  


Hosta 'Arctic Blast' (M. Carlson NR)

Hosta 'Arctic Blast' (M. Carlson NR)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 20" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! With parents like Hosta 'Elvis Lives' and 'Komodo Dragon', you know this hosta is going to be good. The 20" tall x 43" wide clump is composed of heavily rippled, blue-green pointed leaves and topped in late spring with 2' tall stalks of lavender flowers....cool arctic blast not included. Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #08531
$20.00  


Hosta 'Atlantis' PP 17,093, PVR (H. Hansen 04)

Hosta 'Atlantis' PP 17,093, PVR (H. Hansen 04)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 9-3-2010 Hosta 'Atlantis' is a superb tetraploid mutation of our Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' from Minnesota'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 midsummer, the vigorous clump is topped with 30" spikes of light lavender flowers...stunning! Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #05552
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Hosta 'Bedazzled' (D. Dean 99)

Hosta 'Bedazzled' (D. Dean 99)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 7" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Don Dean's Hosta 'Bedazzled' is a striking small hosta forming a symmetrical small clump, 7" tall x 21" wide. The Hosta 'Little Wonder' x Hosta 'Love Pat' hybrid is adorned with round, blue-green leaves bordered with a very wide, golden-yellow margin. If you've got a place for a small specimen hosta, this is just the hosta for you. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #06089
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Hosta 'Big Mama' (P. Aden 78)

Hosta 'Big Mama' (P. Aden 78)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 40" tall Origin: Hybrid
For all those out there by the same nickname, this oldie-but-goodie comes from the famed Long Island garden of Paul Aden. The H. sieboldiana background shows through with the large, thick, puckered blue leaves that adorn the 5' wide clump. The giant clumps are topped with pure white flowers in early summer on 4' tall scapes. Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #00119
$20.00  


Hosta 'Blue Ivory' PP 19,623 (B. Meyer/L. Klinkhamer NR)

Hosta 'Blue Ivory' PP 19,623 (B. Meyer/L. Klinkhamer NR)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8 16" tall Origin: Hybrid
This fantastic sport of the popular H. 'Halcyon' was discovered by hosta afficionado Bill Meyer and introduced with the help of Holland's Luc Klinkhamer. The 16" tall x 30" wide clump is composed of blue leaves, highlighted by a wide creamy border that becomes more white as the season progresses...a slow growing but truly spectacular clump that, like H. 'Liberty', takes time to show its true beauty. If you buy tiny liner-sized plants, you'll be very disappointed. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #08483
$34.00  


Hosta 'Blue Lollipop' (H. Benedict NR)

Hosta 'Blue Lollipop' (H. Benedict NR)

Light ShadeZone: 3-7 4" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This miniature hosta comes from the late hosta breeder Herb Benedict, who had a predilection for keeping hostas captive in his back yard and making them have sex with each other. Hosta 'Blue Lollipop' is the result of Hosta 'Dorset Blue' being forced to mate with itself six or seven times...we lost count. Hosta 'Blue Lollipop' is a bit slow (the inbreeding), but eventually makes a 4" tall x 1' wide clump of narrow, pointed, powder blue leaves. You'll never look at this hosta the same way again...please rescue one for your garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08730
$18.00  


Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' (E. Deckert 00)

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' (E. Deckert 00)

Light Shade to ShadeZone: 3-8 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
Cute, cute, cute! This distinctive, new small hosta is the toast of hosta collectors everywhere. Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a mutation of H. 'Blue Cadet' that makes a tight 1' wide mound of small, round, blue-green leaves on a perfectly symmetrical clump. In early summer, the clumps are topped with proportionally short spikes of lavender flowers. This is a unique and fun hosta to add to any woodland garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04677
$24.00  


Hosta 'Blueper' (T. Avent 07)

Hosta 'Blueper' (T. Avent 07)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 6" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! (aka H. 1995-044) This 2010 PDN introduction originated as a 1995 cross of Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' x H. 'Halcyon) . We have thoroughly enjoyed the resulting small growing 6" tall x 18" wide compact clump of silver-blue leaves. The clumps are topped with 9" tall spikes of light lavender flowers starting in mid-August. This has not been tissue cultured, so supplies are very limited. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07839
$35.00  


Hosta 'Bright Lights' (P. Aden /R. Klehm NR)

Hosta 'Bright Lights' (P. Aden /R. Klehm NR)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 15" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! The best of the "Tokudama" hostas -- this one actually grows in the South. The leaves of the 4' wide clumps emerge with dark gold centers that brighten as they harden. The puckered, golden, rounded leaves are accentuated by the dark blue edges. The clump is topped with nice short stalks of white flowers in early summer. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #00972
$24.00  


Hosta 'Brother Stefan' (O. Petryszyn 98)

Hosta 'Brother Stefan' (O. Petryszyn 98)

Light ShadeZone: 3-7 22" tall Origin: Hybrid
(H. 'King Tut' x H. 'Mildred Seaver' seedling) WOW! Few other words can do justice when seeing a mature clump of Hosta 'Brother Stefan'. Named by top hosta breeder Olga Petryszyn for her brother on his birthday, this hosta is quite the present. Each 3' wide clump of thick, heavily-corrugated, golden foliage is edged with a wide border of blue-green. In late spring, the 2' scapes of white flowers top the clump. This is truly one of the most spectacular hostas we have ever seen...find out firsthand. Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #05351
$28.00  


Hosta 'Cabaret' (H. Hansen NR)

Hosta 'Cabaret' (H. Hansen NR)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8, at least 8" tall Origin: Hybrid
What a beauty! This unusual sport of H. 'Hanky Panky' has drawn lots of attention in our garden...unfortunately, it has been a miserable failure in tissue culture. We've been busy dividing from the original and are finally able to offer a few for this season. The 8" tall x 22" wide, small to medium sized clump is composed of creamy white leaves, each highlighted by a very narrow, medium-green central pattern, which is in turn surrounded by random white threadlike streaks. The clumps, whose edge color changes from white to creamy yellow by midsummer, are topped with 20" spikes of light lavender flowers in late June. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #06591
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Hosta 'Caesar Salad' (T. Avent 07)

Hosta 'Caesar Salad' (T. Avent 07)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8, at least 15" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! (aka: H. 99-094) Hosta 'Caesar Salad' is one of our favorite hostas from our breeding program. This cross of H. 'Korean Snow', H. 'Maekawa', and H. 'Elvis Lives' resulted in a 15" tall x 32" wide clump of very wavy, glossy green leaves. Not only is the foliage great, but the clumps are topped in late July with fascinating flower buds, followed by attractive stalks of light lavender flowers in early August. H. 'Caesar Salad' weathers brutal summers in great shape...a truly distinctive clump. We have not chosen to tissue culture this introduction. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07462
$35.00  


Hosta 'Capitol Hill' (T. Avent 05)

Hosta 'Capitol Hill' (T. Avent 05)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-9 15" tall Origin: Hybrid
We are pleased to finally be able to release our fine sport of our 1996 introduction, H. 'Potomac Pride'. H. 'Capitol Hill' adds a nice chartreuse-yellow border to the corrugated glossy black-green leaves. The 15" tall x 30" wide clumps are topped in June and July with spikes of spider-like lavender flowers....we're confident it will have a much higher approval rating than what we've got up there now, so please vote "Yea" for passage into your garden. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07985
$28.00  


Hosta 'Captain Kirk' (K. Brill 99)

Hosta 'Captain Kirk' (K. Brill 99)

Part Sun to ShadeZone: 3-8 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing new sport of the popular Hosta 'Gold Standard' was introduced by Iowa's Kirk Brill...an avid Trekkie. Hosta 'Captain Kirk' is probably a tetraploid hosta featuring a delicious wide golden center, surrounded by a very wide, dark green edge. As you can imagine, the contrast is truly stunning. Each 3' wide clump is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer. Aren't you about ready to boldly grow what none of your neighbors has grown before? Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #04712
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Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' PP 17,295 (H. Hansen 05)

Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' PP 17,295 (H. Hansen 05)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-9 21" tall Origin: Hybrid
Are you ready for another great new hosta that is destined for the hosta hall of fame? This Hans Hansen introduction is an intentional tetraploid mutation of his wonderful H. 'Stained Glass'. The large, 9-10" round, dome-shaped, golden leaves are surrounded by a 3" wide, dark green border. The 3' wide clumps are topped in late summer with 40" stalks of very large, very fragrant flowers. Imagine a super bright version of H. 'Holy Mole', and you get the picture. Pot size: 3 qt. (2.83 L) #06600
$28.00  


Hosta 'Cherish' (H. Hansen/Shady Oaks 02)

Hosta 'Cherish' (H. Hansen/Shady Oaks 02)

Light ShadeZone: 3-7 3" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Hosta 'Cherish' is another gem in the series of sports from Hosta 'Baby Bunting'. Hosta 'Cherish' makes a miniature 8" wide clump of round blue-green leaves, with an attractive creamy-yellow center, surrounded by a wide blue-green border. In midsummer, the tiny clumps are topped with 11" flower spikes topped with lavender flowers. Be sure to grow Hosta 'Cherish' in an open area with moist soil, where it will not dry out or be eaten by larger more aggressive plants...cherish it! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05400
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Hosta clausa (Korean species)

Hosta clausa (Korean species)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8 6" tall Origin: Korea    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! Lesser-known than the standard hybrids, but no less wonderful, this species spreads to 10' wide and makes an unusual groundcover of very dark green, lance-shaped leaves. In mid-July, from the base of each rosette, flower stalks reach 22" tall, with flower buds that never open (clausa = closed). The buds are deep lavender with a hot pink ring around the base...very striking! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01325
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Hosta 'Clifford's Forest Fire' PP 17,644 (J. Clifford 00)

Hosta 'Clifford's Forest Fire' PP 17,644 (J. Clifford 00)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Hosta 'Forest Fire') This 2000 introduction from Michigan's John Clifford is another sport of Hosta 'Sagae'. Hosta 'Clifford's Forest Fire' makes an 18" tall x 18" wide plant that looks for all the world like Hosta 'Liberty', but the patent application states that the leaf edges, while being wider than Hosta 'Sagae', are not as wide as Hosta 'Liberty'. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #06344
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Hosta 'Clovelly' PPAF (K. Terpening 05)

Hosta 'Clovelly' PPAF (K. Terpening 05)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This Kent Terpening hybrid makes a splendid 18" tall x 30" wide clump of heavily rippled green leaves. If you can get past wanting a colored leaf hosta, the beauty of Hosta 'Clovelly' is hard to beat. Hosta 'Clovelly' is named after the cobbled streets of Clovelly, England. The wonderful wavy margin takes a while to develop, so if you buy little dinky liner-sized plants, you'll be very disappointed. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #08454
$26.00  


Hosta 'Corkscrew' (B. Solberg 03)

Hosta 'Corkscrew' (B. Solberg 03)

Light ShadeZone: 3-9 9" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This unusual Bob Solberg hybrid carries the contorted leaf tradition of Hosta 'Praying Hands' to a new extreme...arthritic hands. Bob's cross of Hosta 'Tortifrons' x Hosta 'One Man's Treasure' makes a 22" wide clump of very glossy, narrow green leaves that are fused and twisted near the tip like a Hosta 'Tortifrons' on steroids. The architecturally fascinating clumps are topped with 20" flower scapes of lavender flowers in mid-September (NC). Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06907
$20.00  


Hosta 'Country Mouse' (H. Hansen 06)

Hosta 'Country Mouse' (H. Hansen 06)

Light ShadeZone: 3-8 4" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Hosta 'Country Mouse' is a charming, new, vigorous, miniature hosta that arose as a sport on Hosta 'Bill Dress's Blue'. The round, blue-green leaves are now surrounded by a nice white edge, forming an attractive 9" wide, nearly flat clump. The clump is topped with a 15" tall spike of lavender flowers in mid-July...very cute. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06573
$20.00  


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