Monday, January 18, 2010

Hosta

Hardy zones 2 to 9 in partial to full shade on moist, fertile, well drained soil.
Many Hostas will even thrive in the dense shade under large Arborvitaes.
The roots have been recorded to reach up to 5 feet in depth. Most Hostas form 2 gallon saleable size plants in 2 years. Hosta's may be propagated by dividing clumps in autumn as the foliage turns yellow and replanting them at the same depth. Hostas can be left alone for years and even decades, however very old clumps may become over crowded and loose vigor until they are divided. Fertilizing is best done during mid-autumn or early spring. Most Hostas are prone to slugs on some sites unless otherwise noted and are eaten by deer making careful siting important. Hostas with thick, waxy leaves tend to be the least appetizing for slugs. Slugs are also generally worse on the west coast where they are particularly large. Both slugs and voles are more likely to avoid Hostas mulched with a mulch of decorative gravel.
New Hosta cultivars tend to be very expensive however in generally most Hostas have become much more affordable in recent years due to micro-propagation ( tissue culture ) allowing mass reproduction.




* photo taken on 4th of July @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photos taken on August 2 2010 in Bayfield, Ontario



* photo taken on August 4 2010 @ Stratford, Ontario


* photo taken on May 7 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 4 2013 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photo taken on Oct 27 2015 in Columbia, MD


Hosta atropurpurea
An extremely rare Hosta that grows only on swampy sites. The leaves are up to 15 x 3 inches in size.

Hosta clausa
Reaches up to 1 foot in height with narrow deep green foliage and lavender flowers.

'Normalis'
Forms a mounded colony up to 1 x 2 feet. This Hosta is excellent for use in groundcover plantings. The oval leaves, up to 6 x 2 inches, are mid green.
The showy deep lavender flowers are borne early summer.

Hosta crispula ( Curlleaf Hosta )
A perennial, reaching a maximum size of 2 x 3.3 feet.
The waxy, oval leaves, up to 8 x 5 inches, are deep green and edged in white.
The lilac flowers are borne atop stalks up to 3 feet height, during early summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8

Hosta decorata ( Blunt Hosta )
Forms a rapid spreading clump up to 2 x 3.3 feet.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 5 inches, are deep green with a white margin.
The very fragrant, lilac flowers, are borne during mid summer.

'Thomas Hogg'
Forms a rapid spreading clump up to 2 x 3.3 feet.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 4 inches, are deep green with a white margin.
The very fragrant, lilac flowers, are borne on tall stalks during mid summer.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


Hosta fortunei ( Fortune's Hosta )
A rapid growing, clumping perennial, reaching up to 1.2 x 6 feet. It emerges as much as a month later than other Hostas during spring, making it a great choice for regions where late spring frosts occur.
The pointed, cordate leaves, up to 15 x 8 inches, are grayish-green.
The foliage turns to yellow during autumn.
The abundant, lilac flowers are borne on tall stalks during mid-summer.
Hardy zones 2 to 8, thriving even as far north as Grande Prairie and Peace River in Alberta.

* photos taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD



'Albopicta'
Forms a showy clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The leaves are bright yellow with a deep green margin during spring, turning to all green by the middle of summer.
The pale lilac flowers are borne mid summer.

'Aoki'
Reaches up to 3 feet in height with bright green foliage and lavender-pink flowers.

'Aureomarginata'
Forms an attractive clump up to 27 inches x 6 feet. The heart-shaped leaves, up to 15 x 8.5 inches, are deep green with a bold golden-yellow edge.
The light violet flowers are borne mid summer.
Slug resistant.

* photo taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD

* photo of unknown internet source

* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Francee'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 28 inches x 4 feet in 10 years, eventually up to 4.5 feet in width. The heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 6 inches, are deep green with a narrow white edge.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 3.5 feet during mid summer.
Sun tolerant.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD




* photo taken on May 15 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 4 2012 in Baltimore, MD

* photos taken on July 23 2014 in Ellicott City, MD


* photo taken on Aug 14 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 9 2015 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on May 30 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Jul 21 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 9 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 11 2016 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on Apr 27 2017 in Columbia, MD


'Hyacinthina'
Forms a handsome fast growing, upright clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The pointed leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are blue-green with a thin white margin above, powdery-white beneath.
The light blue flowers are borne mid to late summer.

* photos taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 9 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 9 2016 in Columbia, MD


'Minuteman'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The leaves, up to 8.5 x 6 inches are glossy deep green with a cupped, broad creamy-white margin. It is similar to 'Patriot' but with a deeper green center and a heavier substance.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet in height.
Sun tolerant.

* photos taken on May 4 2012 in Baltimore, MD


'Patriot'
An improved form of Hosta fortunei 'Francee' forms a fast growing, dense clump up to 2 x 5 feet. The heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are deep green with a very bold, broad white margin with streaking towards the center.
The lavender flowers are borne in mid-summer.

* photos taken on April 13 2010 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Jun 14 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 8 2016 in Columbia, MD



Hosta gracillima
A fast growing, very dense, clump forming Hosta, reaching up to 1 x 2.5 feet, that is native to mountain forests in Japan.
The narrow, ruffle-edged leaves, up to 7 x 1 inches, are luxuriant deep green.
The lavender flowers, up to 1.5 inches long, are borne during late summer.

Hosta kikutii
A clumping perennial, reaching a maximum size of 16 inches x 3 feet, that is native to mountain streambanks in southern Japan where it is endangered.
The flat, lance-shaped leaves, up to 11.5 x 4.5 inches, are glossy green.
The white, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 2 feet high during mid to late summer.
Tolerant of hot dry summers making it a good choice for use in gardens in the southeast.

'Leuconota'
Foliage is blue-green above, powdery-white beneath.

'Polyneuron'
Deeply-veined, broader leaves.

Hosta lancifolia ( Lanceleaf Hosta )
A perennial, forming a tidy, fast growing clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet, that is native to the Japan.
The slightly wavy, lance-shaped leaves, up to 7 x 3 inches, are glossy deep green.
The deep pink-purple flowers, up to 1.5 inches each, are borne during late summer.
More sun and drought tolerant than most Hostas. It is great for edging and mass plantings.

* photos taken on April 13 2010 in Columbia, MD



* photos taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD



* photos taken on April 15 2012 in Bethesda, MD





* photos taken on Sep 13 2014 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


Hosta longipes
A clumping perennial, reaching a maximum size of 1 foot x 20 inches, that is native to Honshu Island in Japan.
The flat, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 4.7 inches, are deep green.
The leaves are borne on purple spotted stalks.
The purplish-white to purple, bell-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 1 foot high during late summer to mid autumn.
It is among the most drought tolerant of Hostas.

'Urajiro'
Foliage is white beneath.

Hosta longissima ( Swamp Hosta )
Forms a fast growing Liriope-like clump up to 13 inches x 2.5 feet. It looks great beside a pond.
The narrow "grass-like" leaves, up to 14 x 2.5 ( rarely over 8 ) inches, are glossy deep green.
The profuse light mauve flowers, up to 1.8 inches long, are borne on atop stalks up to 2.2 feet high, during late summer into early autumn.
Easy to grow and tolerant of swampy conditions but not drought.


Hosta montana
A huge clump-forming perennial, to 4 x 6.5 feet, that is native to northern and central Japan.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 15 x 8.5 inches, are mid-green.
The white, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 3 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 4 feet high during mid to late summer.

'Aureo Marginata'
Forms a wide mound up to 27 inches x 6 feet in 6 years, eventually up to 27 inches x 6.5 feet. A truly spectacular landscape plant.
The huge, arching, deeply-grooved, broad ovate leaves, up to 15 x 11 inches, are glossy deep green with an irregular bright golden-yellow edge.
The lavender-white flowers are borne on stems up to 50 inches high during mid to late summer.
Emerges very early in spring and may be damaged by late season frosts.
Very tolerant of heat and drought for a Hosta.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


'Colossal'
Forms a massive clump up to 2.5 x 7 feet. The leaves, up to 15 x 11 inches, are medium green.

'Kinkaku'
A growing Hosta forming a clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet in size.
The leaves are intense-yellow with a bright green border that somewhat streaks towards the center.
The lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

'Macrophylla'
Forms an immense, upright, arching clump up to 3 x 6.5+ feet. The huge, arcing, prominently veined, broadly heart-shaped leaves, up to 18 x 12 inches, are deep dull green.
The white flowers are borne on tall stems during summer.
Similar to Rhubarb in appearance.

Hosta nigrescens ( Black Hosta )
A central Japanese native, forming a clump up to 2.5 x 5.5 feet. The leaves, up to 12 x 10 inches, are very deep glaucous-green. The shoots are initially very dark to near black.
The white, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 6 feet high, during mid to late summer.

* photos taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD



'Elatior'
Forms a massive clump up to 3 x 7feet. The huge, smooth leaves, up to 16 x 12 inches are glossy bright green.
The white flower spikes reach up to 7 feet high!

'Tallboy'
Forms a clump up to 3 feet x 80 inches. The huge, smooth leaves, up to 13 x 10 inches are glossy bright green.
The lavender colored flower spikes reach up to 7 feet high!

Hosta plantaginea ( Plantain Lily )
Also called Hosta grandiflora.
A Chinese native, forming a moderate growing clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 12 inches, are glossy bright green. The very showy, very fragrant, huge, pure white, funnel-shaped flowers up to 5 x 3 inches, are borne on stems up to 3 feet late summer into early autumn. The flowers open during late afternoon lasting through night ( the only night blooming Hosta ).
Requires consistantly moist soil but is very heat tolerant, and in fact flowers better with abundant sunshine in climates with hot humid summers.

'Aphrodite'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 2.5 x 5 feet.
The large, heart shaped leaves, up to 11 x 7.5 inches, are glossy green.
The very fragrant, double white flowers, up to 6 inches in length, are borne during late summer.

* photos taken on Aug 17 2012 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on Aug 30 2012 in Columbia, MD




subsp japonica
Similar with very glossy leaves.

'Ming Treasure'
Foliage is margined in white.

Hosta rectifolia
A clump forming perennial, reaching a maximum size of 20 inches x 3 feet, that is native to far eastern Russia as well as northern & central Japan. It is generally found in swamps in the wild, though in central Japan is restricted to alpine bogs.
The erect, wavy-edged, lance-shaped leaves, up to 16 x 5 ( rarely over 12 ) inches, are smooth and glossy deep green.
The profuse, blue-violet, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 40 inches high, from mid-summer to early autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8

'Kifukurin Tachi'
Foliage has a creamy-yellow margin that later fades to white.

'Ogon Tachi'
Yellow foliage.

Hosta rohdeifolia

'Aurea-marginata'
Forms a clump up to 14 inches x 2.5 feet. The erect, lance-shaped leaves, up to 7 x 3 inches, are green with margins that are creamy-white later turning to white.
The flowers are purplish.

Hosta sieboldiana
A perennial forming a clump up to 3 x 5 feet, that is native to Honshu Island in Japan.
The large, slightly wavy edged, quilted, heart-shaped leaves, up to 18 x 12 inches, are glaucous-blue. The leaves are borne on upright leafstalks up to 2 feet in length.
The foliage turns to yellow in autumn.
The white, bell-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 2 feet high, during mid summer.

'Elegans'
Forms an immense clump up to 3.3 x 6.5 feet. The heavily corrugated, cup shaped, rounded leaves, up to 18 x 14 inches, are blue-gray. The leaves are borne on long upright leafstalks.
The white flowers are borne on stalks up to 5 feet high, during early summer.
Slow establishing.

* photos taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on July 13 2014 in Columbia, MD



* photos taken on July 5 2015 in Columbia, MD



'Francis William'
Forms a spectacular clump up to 3.5 x 5.5 feet ( 3 x 4 feet in 7 years ). It originated as a mutation of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'.
The huge puckered, rounded leaves, up to 15 x 12 inches, are blue-green with a wide golden-yellow margin.
The white to pale-lavender flowers are borne mid-summer.
Hot sun may burn the leaf margins.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photos taken on April 21 2010 @ Wilde Lake, Columbia, MD



* photos taken on July 1 2010 in Columbia, MD




* photo taken on April 20 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 18 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Apr 23 2017 in Columbia, MD


'Gigantea'
Larger leaves up to 11.5 x 9.5 inches, otherwise similar.

'Golden Sunburst'
An all gold mutant of Hosta sieboldiana 'Francis Williams. Forms a clump up to 20 x 32 inches in 4 years, eventually up to 2.5 x 4.5 feet. The huge, thick leaves, up to 13 x 10 inches, are golden-yellow.
The flowers are pale lavender to almost white.

'Great Expectations'
A mutation of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'. Forms a fast growing clump up to 2.5 x 7 feet. This is among the most spectacular of all Hostas.
The puckered leaves, up to 13 x 10 inches, have a golden-yellow later fading to creamy-white center surrounded by a irregular deep blue-green margin.
The white flowers are borne during early summer.
Prefers partial sun.

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Super Nova'
A mutation of Hosta sieboldiana 'Francis Williams' with reverse variegation. Forms a sturdy clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The crinkled leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, have a gold center surrounded by a wide bluish-green margin.
The flowers are white to very pale lavender.

* photo taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD


Hosta sieboldii
A perennial, forming a fast growing tidy mound up to 20 x 30 inches, that is native to swamps on Sakhalin Island and Japan.
The small, pointed, narrow leaves, up to 6 x 2.5 inches in size, are deep green. The leaves are borne on stalks up to 10 inches in length.
The white, bell-shaped flowers, up to 2 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 2 feet high during late summer.

'Alba'
Forms a fast spreading clump up to 11 x 25 inches. The lance shaped leaves, up to 5.5 x 2.5 inches, are green.
White flowers are borne during late summer.

'Big John'
Forms a clump up to 3 x 6 feet. The leaves, up to 21 x 17 inches, are deep green.

'Kabitan'
A striking rapid growing groundcover Hosta reaching up to 16 x 34 inches.
The wavy edged, lance shaped leaves, up to 6 x 3 inches, are golden-yellow with a narrow green margin.
The violet flowers are borne late summer into early autumn.
Enjoys hot summers.

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta tokudama
Forms a slow growing clump up to 1.5 x 4 feet; it is similar to Hosta sieboldiana but is much shorter. It is native to Japan.
The thick, quilted, cupped, rounded heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are intense silvery-blue. The leaves are borne on stalks up to 8 inches in length.
The white flowers are borne mid summer.
Slow establishing.

'Aureo-nebulosa'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet. The puckered, cupped, rounded, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches, are greenish-yellow to golden centered with an irregular blue-green margin.
White flowers are borne mid summer.
Good slug resistance.

* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Ellicott City

* photo taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Blue Shadows'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 2 feet. The extremely thick, rugose leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are yellow-green and soft green centered with a blue margin.

'Flavo-circinalis'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 2 x 6 feet.
The thick, heavily corrugated, rounded heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are blue to blue-green with a rich golden-yellow edge up to 1.5 inches wide that often streaks towards the center.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during early summer.
Takes some time to establish. Slug resistant.

* photos taken on May 15 2011 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Golden Bullion'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet.
The slightly cupped, puckered, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are entirely golden-yellow.

Hosta tsushimensis
A moderate growing clumper, reaching up to 1.5 feet, that is native to the Tsushima Islands located between Korea and Japan.
The wavy, ovate leaves, up to 9 x 5 inches in size, are glossy bright green.
The very showy, abundant, flowers are lavender-blue. They are borne atop stalks up to 2.5 feet high during late summer.

* photo taken on 4th of July, 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Hosta ventricosa
A Korean / Chinese native, forming a sturdy dense clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet.
The wavy-margined, heart-shaped, pointed leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are glossy deep green above and glossy bright green beneath. The leaves are borne on stalks up to 16 inches in length.
The attractive deep-purple with ligher purple stripes, bell shaped flowers are borne on stalks up to 3 feet high during mid-summer.
It may self seed and unlike most Hostas, it breed true from seed.
Tolerant of very seed shade.

'Aureo-marginata'
Forms a clump up to 2.5 x 4.5 feet. The wavy edged, heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 9.2 inches, are deep green with an irregular margin that is yellow later turning to creamy-white.
The showy violet-purple, bell shaped flowers are borne mid summer.



Hosta venusta ( Dwarf Hosta )
A clump forming perennial, reaching up to 6 x 10 inches, that is native to Japan.
The wavy margined, broadly heart-shaped leaves, up to 2.5 x 1.7 inches, are satiny deep green.
The lavender, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 1.5 inches in length, are borne on stalks up to 10 inches high, during mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8. Sun tolerant.

Hosta yingeri
A Korean native forming a leafy clump up to 1 x 2.5 feet in size.
The thick, elliptical leaves, up to 11 x 6 inches, are glossy deep green. The foliage appears early during spring.
The late summer, light-purple, spidery, flowers, up to 1 x 1 inch, are unusual for a Hosta. The flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet in height.
Hardy zones 3 to 8.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


HOSTA HYBRIDS

* photos taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD




Hosta 'A Many Splendored Thing'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet, with very large, corrugated, rounded leaves, up to 11.5 x 9.5 inches in size, that are deep green with a very broad greenish-yellow margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do'
A sport of H. 'Sun Power' that is fast growing and rhizomatous, reaching up to an immense 3 x 6.5 feet.
The gracefully leaves up to 12 x 9 inches in size are deep olive-green edged in gold.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 4 feet in height.

Hosta 'Abiqua Blue Krinkles'
Fast growing, forming a mound up to 2.5 x 4.5 feet.
The corrugated, slightly cupped leaves, up to 9.5 x 6.5 inches in size are intense bright blue.

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
Reaches up to 2 x 4 feet with upright, extremely cupped and seersuckered, rounded, silvery-blue leaves are up to 11 x 11 inches.
The pale lavender flowers are borne mid-summer.

Hosta 'Abiqua Moonbeam'
A rapid growing Hosta, forming a clump up to 27 x 68 inches in size.
The attractive, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9.5 x 8 inches, are blue-green with a broad yellow margin.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Alex Summers'
Forms a stately, upright clump, reaching up to 32 x 63 inches in size.
The leaves, up to 7 x 5 inches, are deep green with a bright golden-yellow margin.

Hosta 'Allan P. McConnell'
A rapid growing, compact groundcover Hosta forming a clump up to 20 x 40 inches. The small, oval to heart shaped leaves, up to 4.3 x 3 inches, are deep green with a narrow creamy-white margin.
The purple flowers are borne on stalks up to 15 inches during mid summer.

Hosta 'Alleghan Emperor'
Forms a clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet. The large leaves are blue-green later turning to glossy green.

Hosta 'Alleghan Fog'
A rapid growing Hosta, forming a clump up to 1.5 feet x 40 inches.
The broad ovate leaves, up to 8 x 4 inches, are glossy deep green with a white center that is speckled bright green.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Alligator Shoes'
A slow growing Hosta, forming a clump up to 20 inches x 3 feet.
The rough, crinkled leaves are wedge-shaped and twisted at the tip.
The foliage is frosty blue-green with a narrow white border.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on tall stalks during early summer.

Hosta 'Alvatine Taylor'
A Hosta, forming a spectacular fast growing clump, up to 2.5 x 5 feet.
The heavily-textured, elongated, ovate leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are blue with a broad golden margin.
The white flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'American Halo'
A growing Hosta forming a clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet in 10 years.
The huge, heavily corrugated, very broad, cordate, leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, are blue with a broad wavy white border.
The white flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'American Sweetheart'
Forms a clump up to 20 inches x 2 feet, with upright, thick, broad ovate leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches. The foliage is white with a broad deep green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Antioch'
Forms a large clump up to 2 feet x 56 inches. The large, heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 8 inches, are bright to mid green with a wide creamy-white edge.
The pale lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Arc de Triomphe'
Forms a large clump composed of arching, broad, cordate leaves, up to 13 x 9.5 inches. The prominently veined foliage is glossy deep green with a bold pale yellow margin. The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'August Moon'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 26 inches x 3.5 feet with cupped, rounded to heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, that are deeply crinkled and bright golden-yellow.
The near white flowers are borne on 3 foot stalks in late summer.

* photos taken on Aug 24 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 5 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 9 2015 in Columbia, MD



Hosta 'Aurora Borealis'

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Austin Dickinson'
Forms a sturdy clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet with slightly puckered, rounded leaves, up to 8.5 x 6.5 inches, that are blue-green margined creamy-white.
The purple flowers are fragrant.

Hosta 'Baby Bunting'
A Hosta forming a dense clump up to 1 foot x 26 inches, with small, rounded, cordate leaves up to 3 x 2.5 inches in size. The foliage is blue-green to mid-green.
The lavender, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid-summer.
This dwarf Hosta is a great choice for groundcover.

Hosta 'Band of Gold'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 22 x 26 inches in size.
The crinkly, rounded leaves, up to 10.5 x 9 inches are deep green with a broad golden-yellow margin that later fades to creamy-white.
The pure white flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Big Daddy'
A massive fast growing Hosta reaching up to 3 x 5.5 feet with huge, heavily quilted, rounded leaves, up to 15 x 12 inches, that are glaucous-blue in color.
The pure white flowers are borne on stalks up to 3 feet in mid summer.
Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Bigfoot'
A large Hosta, forming a clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet, with very large, blue-green leaves up to 20 x 12 inches.

Hosta 'Big Mama'
Forms a clump up to 28 x 40 inches ( 4 feet reported ). The very large, thick, heavily quilted, heart-shaped leaves are intensely blue-green.
The white flowers are borne during mid summer.
Hardy zones 2 to 8. Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Bill Dress Blue'
A vigorous but dwarf, dense, low growing Hosta with tiny, rounded, gray-green leaves.
The profuse, lavender, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Bitsy Gold'
A moderate growing, small, clumping Hosta, reaching up to 6 inches x 1 foot, that is a hybrid originating from Hosta longissima.
The long, narrow leaves, up to 5 x 1 inches, are golden-yellow.
The lavender, bell-shaped flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet. The flat, rounded to heart-shaped leaves, up to 6 x 5 inches, are yellow.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA



Hosta 'Blue Angel'
A moderate growing, massive Hosta reaching up to 3.5 x 5 feet in 3 years and an eventual size up to 4 x 7.6 feet or even as much as 10 feet in width with extreme age. Likely this is the largest blue Hosta known.
The huge, heavily textured, thick, heart shaped, bluish-gray leaves, up to 24 x 14 inches, are borne on upright stalks.
The white flowers are borne on tall stalks over a long season during summer.
Slug resistant. Tolerates boggy conditions.
Excellent for creating a lush tropical effect.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD


* photos taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD



* photos taken on June 24 2015 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on Jun 14 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 8 2016 in Columbia, MD



Hosta 'Big Blue'


* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on June 17 2011 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Blue Betty Lou'
A moderate growing Hosta forming a compact, upright clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet in size
The deeply cupped, rounded to broad cordate leaves, up to 11 x 9 inches are deep blue-green.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Blue Blazes'
A fast growing large Hosta that forms an impressive clump up to 2.5 x 5 feet.
The broad leaves, up to 13 x 13 inches, are deep blue-green, turning to deep green by mid summer.
The showy white flowers are borne during mid summer.
Excellent slug resistance.

Hosta 'Blue Boy'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 feet x 46 inches. The heavily textured leaves, up to 8.5 inches in length, are silvery-blue.

Hosta 'Blue Cadet'
A fast growing, dense, spreading groundcover Hosta that reaches up to 1.5 feet x 38 inches. The rounded to heart shaped, cupped leaves, up to 5 x 4 inches, are intense glaucous blue.
The light purple flowers are borne in late summer.

* photo taken on Aug 31 2015 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Blue Dimples'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The thick, waxy leaves, up to 9 x 5.5 inches, are intense glaucous-blue in color.
The flowers borne mid summer are purple striped.

Hosta 'Blue Ice'
A hybrid originating from Hosta 'Dorset Blue', that reaches a maximum size of 1 x 1.5 feet. The thick, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves, up to 5 x 3.5 inches, are intensely blue.
The bell-shaped flowers are pale lavender.

Hosta 'Blue Jay'
A large Hosta forming a clump up to 16 x 35 inches. The incredibly thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 5 inches, are the bluest of any Hosta.
The lavender flowers are borne during summer.

* photo taken on Aug 31 2015 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Blue Mammoth'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 4 x 6 feet in size. The huge, thick, heavily quilted leaves, up to 16 x 14 inches, are glaucous blue.
The white, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid summer.
Slug resistant.
Hardy zones 2 to 9

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


* photos taken on June 13 2010 in Columbia, MD



* photos taken on May 17 2012 in Columbia, MD
* photos taken on May 26 2013 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
A cute, miniature Hosta, reaching up to 8 inches x 1.5 feet, with very thick, small, rounded leaves, up to 3 x 2 inches. The foliage is gray-green.
The lavender flowers are borne on short stalks during mid-summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC


Hosta 'Blue Silver'
A small clumping Hosta with heavily-veined, thick, wedge-shaped leaves that are blue-gray. The pale lavender flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Blue River'
Forms a fast growing clump, up to 20 x 28 inches in size.
The leaves, up to 9 x 7.5 inches, are blue-green with an irregular bright green border.

Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'
Forms a rapid growing, immense clump up to 3 x 4.5 feet in 6 years, eventually to 4 x 6 + feet. The very large downward cupped leaves, up to 16 x 13 inches, are glossy bluish at first turning to deep green.
The white to pale lavender flowers are borne in early summer.
Tolerant of sun.

Hosta 'Blue Wedgewood'
Forms a vigorous dome shaped clump up to 14 inches x 3 feet in 6 years, eventually to 1.5 x 4 feet.
The very deeply veined, puckered, thick, heart shaped leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are intense gray-blue.
The pale lavender flowers are borne in early summer.
Slug resistant.

* photo taken on July 12 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Apr 12 2017 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Blue Whirls'
Forms a clump up to 20 x 30 inches. The narrow, pointed leaves are frosty blue green and have the appearance of being arranged like wheel spokes when looking from above.

Hosta 'Bob Deane'
A large Hosta with thick, large, heart-shaped leaves with a ruffled border. The foliage is blue-green with a streaky border that is creamy-yellow fading to creamy-white during summer.
The pure white flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Bob Olson'
A fast growing, medium-sized clumping Hosta. The narrow leaves, up to 3 x 2 inches, are mid-green with a broad creamy-yellow margin that later fades to white.
The purple flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Bold Ruffles'
Forms a stiff upright clump up to 2 x 3 feet. The large, ruffled edged leaves are blue-gray.
The white flowers are borne mid summer.
Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'
Forms a clump up to 30 inches x 4 feet. The upward cupped, deeply ribbed leaves are glaucous blue-green.
The white flowers are borne on tall stalks during early summer.

Hosta 'Bridegroom'
A large Hosta, forming a clump up to 16 x 34 inches. The luxuriant green, heart-shaped leaves, up to 5 x 4 inches, have a tip that curls upward and sides.
The purple, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Bright Lights'
A mutant of H. tokudama 'Aurea-Nebulosa' that forms a vigorous clump up to 22 x 52 inches. The thick, cupped, heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 7 inches, are golden-yellow with a streaked blue-green margin.
The white, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid-summer.
Very heat tolerant.

* photo taken on June 6 2010 in Baltimore Co., MD

* photos taken on July 5 2015 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on July 9 2015 in Columbia, MD




Hosta 'Brim Cup'
A fast growing Hosta, reaching up to 16 x 40 inches with seersuckered, cupped, heart shaped leaves, up to 7.5 x 6.5 inches, that are rich mid green with an irregular wide creamy-white margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne in mid summer.

* photo taken by Milan Havlis ( Havlis.cz )


Hosta 'Cadillac'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 feet x 20 inches with leaves, up to 7 x 4.5 inches, that are brilliant golden-yellow with a wide deep green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Camelot'
A large, clumping Hosta, with Hosta tukudama parentage, forming a clump up to 21 x 58 inches in size. The thick, very blue, heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 6.5 inches, are resistant to slugs.
The bright lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Cameo'
A dwarf Hosta, forming a clump up to 4 inches x 1 foot, that originated from Hosta 'Baby Bunting'. An excellent choice for a shaded rock garden or lining a woodland garden path.
The tiny, rounded leaves are mid-green with a bold creamy-white margin.
The very small, lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Canadian Shield'
A mutation of Hosta 'Halcyon'. Forms a very sturdy clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet. The heavily veined leaves are glossy deep green.
The pale lavender flowers are borne late summer.
Excellent slug resistance.

Hosta 'Candy Hearts'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 feet x 38 inches. The flat, heart shaped leaves, up to 6 x 5 inches, are gray-green with a bluish tint.
The white to lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Captain Kirk'
A fast growing Hosta forming a clump up to 2 x 5 feet in size, that originated from Hosta 'Gold Standard'. The thick leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are golden-yellow with a broad deep green margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Carnival'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 1.5 x 4 feet with leaves, up to 9 x 7.5 inches, that are deep green with a wide irregular yellow margin and streaks.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Cascades'
A showy Hosta, forming an upright mound up to 15 x 26 inches in size.
The cordate, strongly ovate leaves, up to 11 x 4.5 inches, are white with a bold streaked bright and mid-green border.
The pure white flowers are borne atop white flower stems.

Hosta 'Cat's Eyes'
A cute, little Hosta with Hosta venusta parentage, that forms a clump up to 5 x 14 inches.
The twisted, ovate leaves, up to 2 x 1 inches, are creamy-white with a bold deep green margin.
The tiny lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Center of Attention'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 15 inches x 2 feet, with very glossy, heart-shaped leaves, up to 7.5 x 7.5 inches, that are creamy-yellow with a broad border of different shades of green.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Chartreuse Wiggles'
A small Hosta, reaching up to 11 x 25 inches, with very narrow, ruffle-edged leaves up to 5.5 x 1.5 inches. The foliage is yellow.
The lavender flowers are borne during late summer.
It is great for lining walkways, edging and the shaded rock garden.

Hosta 'Cheatin Heart'
A small Hosta, forming a mound up to 8 inches x 1.5 feet. The heart-shaped leaves are golden-yellow.
The small, lavender flowers are borne during summer.
Great for the front of a woodland border or the shaded rock garden.

Hosta 'Cherish'
A small Hosta, reaching up to 6 inches x 1 foot, that is a sport of Hosta 'Baby Bunting'. The small, rounded leaves, up to 2.3 x 2 inches, are deep green with a large, streaky yellow center that fades to creamy-white later in summer.
The tiny, purple, bell-shaped flowers are borne during mid-summer.
Excellent for the shaded rock garden.

Hosta 'Cherry Berry'
Forms a clump up to 2 feet x 38 inches. The lance shaped leaves, up to 8 x 3 inches, are creamy-white with a deep green margin. The leaf stalks and flower stalks are red, the mid-summer flowers are purple.

Hosta 'Chinese Sunrise'
Forms a clump up to 16 x 28 inches. The narrow, lance shaped leaves, up to 6.5 x 3 inches, are greenish-yellow at first, later turning to bright green with a deep green narrow margin.
The showy purple flowers are borne late summer.

Hosta 'Choo Choo Train'
Forms a spectacular large clump up to 2 x 6 feet. The thick, ruffled, golden-yellow, up to 14 x 10 inches, are golden-yellow. Makes a great specimen plant.
The white flowers, are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Christmas Tree'
Forms a clump up to 2.5 feet x 56 inches. The heavily corrugated, heart shaped leaves, up to 10 x 9 inches, are deep green with a creamy-white edge.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Climax'
Forms a moderate growing vase-shaped clump, up to 2 feet x 50+ inches in size.
The thick, heavily corrugated leaves, up to 12 x 10 inches, are deep green with an inch wide bright golden-yellow border.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 32 inches tall during summer.

Hosta 'Color Glory'

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Coquette'
Forms a medium size clump up to 17 inches x 3.5 feet. The leaves, up to 7.5 x 4 inches, are mid green with irregular white to yellow-green streaking towards the center.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Crowned Imperial'
This mutant of Hosta fortunei 'Hyacinthiana' forms a clump up to 26 x 40 inches. The leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are gray-green with a creamy-white edge.
The flowers are pale lavender.

Hosta 'Crusader'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet. The heart shaped leaves, up to 7 x 5.5 inches, are blue with a bright creamy-white margin.
The flowers are lavender in color.

Hosta 'Cutting Edge'
Forming clump, up to 22 x 27 inches in size, it is a cross between Hosta pycnophylla & H. 'Salute'.
The highly ruffled margined, ovate leaves, up to 11.5 x 6.5 inches, are blue-green above, white beneath.
The lavender flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Dance With Me'
Forms a clump up to 25 x 41 inches. The heavily-textured, heart-shaped leaves, up to 7.5 x 6 inches, are yellow with a broad deep green margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Dark Star'
Forms a clump up to 1 x 2 feet. The narrow leaves, up to 7 x 3.5 inches, are deep blue-green and edged in creamy-white.
The large, lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Dawn's Early Light'
Forms a rapid growing clump up to 20 inches x 3 feet. The heavily-ruffled and corrugated, heart-shaped, large leaves are bright lemon-yellow. The foliage darkens to greenish-yellow later in summer.
The light lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Daybreak'
Forms a moderate growing clump, up to 26 inches x 5 feet in size.
A bold plant that is excellent for brightening a dark shady spot.
The deeply-veined, thick, large, heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 10.5 inches, are bright golden-yellow.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Deep Blue Sea'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 15 inches x 3 feet. The heavily corrugated, rounded leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are intensely blue.
The white flowers, are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Diane Remembered'
Forms a fast growing clump, up to 2 x 3 feet in size.
The corrugated, rippled, broad ovate leaves, up to 7 x 6 inches, are mid-green with a creamy-white border.
The very fragrant, large, white flowers are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Dick Ward'
Forms a spectacular clump up to 21 x 56 inches. The puckered, heavily corrugated, rounded leaves, up to 13 x 10.5 inches, are bright golden-yellow margined in deep green.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Diva'
Forms a clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The deeply-veined, thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 13 x 10 inches, are golden-yellow.
The lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Dorset Blue'
Forms a clump up to 10 inches x 2 feet. The cupped rounded leaves, up to 5 x 4 inches, are glaucous blue.
The lavender flowers are borne late summer.

Hosta 'Dream Weaver'
This faster growing mutant of Hosta 'Great Expectations' forms a clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The lightly corrugated leaves, up to 10.5 x 9 inches, have a bold creamy-white center bordered in blue-green.
The white flowers are borne on stalks up to 2.5 feet in height.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 but requires shade.

* photos taken on April 13 2010 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Dress Blue'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The attractive, wedge-shaped leaves, up to 7 x 3.5 inches, are blue-green with a narrow creamy-white margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'DuPage Delight'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 3 x 5.5 feet with leaves, up to 11.5 x 9.5 inches, that are centered bright golden-yellow with a blue-green margin.
The flowers are lavender in color.

Hosta 'Earth Angel'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 3 x 5 feet in size.
The large, thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches in size, are blue green with a broad creamy-white margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Ebb Tide'
Forms an upright clump up to 20 inches x 3 feet. It is very similar to Hosta montana 'Aureo-Marginata' but smaller. The rippled, narrow, ovate leaves, up to 12 x 5 inches, are green with a streaky yellow margin.
The white flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'El Capitan'
Forms a large clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches, are glaucous gray-green with a rippled golden-yellow margin.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA
up to 11 inches in length are blue.
The lavender flowers are borne early summer.

Hosta 'Emerald Tiara'
Forms a rapid growing clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The leaves, up to 5 x 3.5 inches, are similar to Hosta 'Golden Tiara' except with reverse coloration, with bright golden-yellow centers surrounded by a mid green margin.
The profuse, lavender-purple flowers are borne mid summer.


* photo taken on Aug 2 2013 in Stratford, Ontario


Hosta 'Emily Dickinson'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet. The upright leaves, up to 7 x 4.5 inches, are green with a broad white margin.
The fragrant flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Empress Wu'
Among the worlds largest Hostas with huge, deeply-veined, thick, deep green leaves, up to 28 x 25 inches ( with reports up to 3 feet ) each, forming a massive, upright clump, up to 4.5 x 8 feet. It originated as a hybrid of 'Big John' parantage.
The lavender to soft-violet flowers are borne early on scapes up to 5 feet high and last up to 2 months.
Prefers consistantly moist soil.

* photos taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


* photo taken on July 6 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 1 2017 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 26 2017 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Eternal Flame'
A strong growing Hosta forming a clump up to 2.5 x 4 feet in size.
The very leathery, upright, twisted, very broad ovate leaves, up to 7.5 x 5.5 inches are pure white with a very bold deep green margin. This is among the most beautiful of all Hostas.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Fair Maiden'
Forms a very showy clump up to 20 x 20 inches. The cordate, broadly-ovate leaves, up to 6 x 5 inches, are deep green with a bold, streaked, broad, cream colored margin that later turns to white.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Fall Bouquet'
Forms a clump up to 1 x 1.5 feet. The leaves borne on red stems are glossy deep green. The lavender flowers borne on red stalks during autumn.

Hosta 'Fan Dance'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The cordate, broadly-ovate leaves, up to 7.3 x 5.3 inches, are yellow with a narrow deep green margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Fantabulous'
Forms a clump up to 26 x 38 inches. The leaves, up to 9.5 x 6.3 inches, are intensely luxuriant deep green with a bold, broad, streaked, creamy-white margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Fatal Attraction'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet. The deeply-veined, broad lance-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 4 inches, are mid-green with a sharp creamy-yellow border.
The lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Fire & Ice'
A mutant of H. 'Patriot' that forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 x 4 feet. The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are bold pure white centered with a very deep green margin. Among the most beautiful of all Hostas.
The white flower stems are topped in lavender flowers.

* photo taken on May 16 2010 @ Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD

* photos taken on May 18 2011 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Fragrant Blue'
Forms a moderate growing, dense, attractive mound up to 20 inches x 4 feet. The heart shaped leaves, up to 8.5 x 6.5 inches, are intense powdery blue all season long. This Hosta continues to grow new foliage all summer long.
The fragrant flowers borne mid summer are white to pale lilac.
Good resistance to slugs.

Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 28 x 52 inches. The broad, wavy-edged, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are bright green with a broad creamy-white to yellow margin. The very fragrant, white to lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 3 feet during mid to late summer.
Tolerant of sun.

Hosta 'Fried Bananas'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 4.5 + feet. Some records include: 2 years - 15 x 20 inches. The deeply-veined, broad leaves, up to 10 x 8.5 inches, are glossy, golden-yellow.
The fragrant, large, white flowers, are borne on stalks up to 40 inches high during summer.

Hosta 'Fried Green Tomatoes'
A very fast growing, large Hosta, reaching up to 28 inches x 5 feet, is the all green sport of Hosta 'Guacamole'.
The deeply-veined leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are glossy green.
The showy, fragrant, white flowers are borne during late summer.

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Fringe Benefit'
Forms a sturdy, vigorous clump up to 2 x 4.2 feet. The leaves, up to 9 inches in length, are powdery bluish-green with a creamy-yellow margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on tall stems up to 3 feet high.
Moderately sun tolerant.

Hosta 'Frosted Dimples'
Forms a clump up to 12 x 32 inches in size.
The thick foliage is blue-green leaves with a narrow margin that is yellow changing to creamy-white.
The pale lavender flowers appear during mid-summer.

* photo taken @ U.S. Botanical Garden, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014


Hosta 'Frosted Jade'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 3 x 6.5 feet. The heart shaped leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, are gray-green with a rippled bold white margin.
The white to pale lavender, funnel-shaped flowers are borne during early to mid summer.
Prefers shade.

Hosta 'Fujkubotan'
Discovered on Mount Fuji, Japan; it forms a dense clump, up to 2 x 6 feet in size.
The leaves, up to 15 x 8.5 inches, are green.
The double lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 5 feet in height during summer.
A single flower stalk may bear as many as 50 flowers.

Hosta 'Gay Feather'
A stoloniferous groundcover Hosta reaches up to 14 inches x 2.5 feet. The leaves, up to 7 x 3 inches, are creamy-white with a half inch wide deep green margin.
The purple flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet high in late summer.

Hosta 'Ginkgo Craig'
A fast growing, stoloniferous groundcover Hosta reaching up to 1.5 feet x 44 inches in 6 years, eventually up to 1.5 feet x 44 inches. The narrow lance-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 3.5 inches, are deep green with a bold white border.
The deep purple flowers are borne late summer.
Great for use in edging.

* photo taken on May 14 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 8 2016 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Gold Drop'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 1.5 feet. The thick, heart shaped leaves are yellow-green.
The white flowers are borne during mid summer.
Great for use in edging.

Hosta 'Gold Edger'
Rapid growing, reaching up to 16 inches x 5 feet with golden-green spade shaped leaves up to 5 x 4 inches.
The lavender color flowers are borne mid summer.
Excellent for use in edging.

Hosta 'Gold Regal'
Forms a rapid growing, upright clump up to 3 x 5.5 feet. The broad leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are golden-green.
The purple flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Golden Scepter'
A mutant of Hosta 'Golden Tiara' forming a vigorous clump up to 33 inches x 6 feet with puckered, golden-yellow, heart-shaped, rounded leaves up to 16 x 11 inches in size.
Lavender-purple flowers are borne mid summer

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


Hosta 'Gold Standard'
Fast growing, reaching up to 2.5 x 5 feet. Large heart-shaped, ovate leaves up to 10 x 7 inches are light green in spring turning to bright golden-yellow with a deep green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne July and August on stems up to 20 inches high.
Tolerates wet soil.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.
* photos taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD


* photos taken on Aug 24 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on July 9 2015 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Golden Tiara'
Forms a fast growing compact clump up to 16 x 46 inches in size. The heart shaped leaves, up to 6 x 4.5 inches are light green with a wide golden-yellow margin.
In full sun the leaf margins may bleach to creamy-white.
The deep lavender to purple flowers are borne mid summer.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


* photo taken on May 14 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 18 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD



Hosta 'Grand Canyon'
Forms a spectacular, moderate growing, massive, upright, vase-shaped clump up to 2.5 x 7 feet. It originated as a cross between Hosta montana var macrophylla & Hosta 'Sum and Substance'. The deeply-veined, thick, broad, yellow-green leaves, up to 11 x 7 inches, have a ruffled margin.

Hosta 'Grand Prize'
Forms a growing clump, up to 1 x 2 feet in size.
The leaves, up to 4.5 x 3.5 inches, are luxuriant mid-green in the center with a very broad bright golden-yellow border that turns to creamy-white by mid summer.
The deep purple flowers are borne during mid summer.

* photo taken on April 11 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Hosta 'Grand Slam'
A Hosta, originating from H. longipes, forming a clump up to 16 x 43 inches. The very leathery, thick, broad, heart-shaped leaves, up to 7 x 6 inches, are glossy green. The leaf stalks are red.
The lavender flowers, are borne during early autumn.
Tolerant of hot dry sites as is all Hosta longipe varieties.

Hosta 'Grand Tiara'
Forms a rapid-growing, showy clump up to 16 x 44 inches. The leaves, up to 6 x 4.5 inches, are golden-yellow with a small deep green streaked center. It originated as a sport of Hosta 'Golden Tiara'
The lavender-purple flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Great Expectations'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2.5 x 7 feet, it is of Hosta sieboldiana parentage.
The thick, puckered, heart-shaped, rounded leaves, up to 12 x 10 inches, are light yellow centers with a wide irregular margin of deep blue-green.
Profuse white flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Green Eyes'
A very showy dwarf Hosta, reaching up to 5 x 20 inches.
The leaves, up to 3 x 1 inches, are yellow with a thin green margin.
The flowers are borne on stalks up to 14 inches high.


Hosta 'Green Fountain'
Forms a clump up to 26 x 56 inches. The slightly wavy, lance-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 3.5 inches are glossy deep green.
Thrives in hot humid summers of the Deep South.

Hosta 'Green Piecrust'
Forms a clump up to 2.5 x 4 feet. The large leaves are olive-green with edges that are ruffled heavily.
The lavender flowers are borne early summer.

Hosta 'Ground Master'
A fast growing, low, stoloniferous groundcover Hosta reaching up to 20 inches x 4.5 feet with time. It is excellent for use as a mass planting groundcover.
The wavy leaves, up to 8 x 3 inches, are mid green with a margin that is creamy-yellow later turning to white.
The deep lavender flowers are borne late summer on a stalk up to 20 inches high.

Hosta 'Ground Sulfer'
Forms a low dense clump up to 8 x 20 inches. The leaves are bright golden-yellow.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Guacamole'
Forms a very fast growing clump up to 31 x 64 inches. This Hosta originated as a mutation of Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'. The large, heart-shaped, rounded, very glossy leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are yellow-green to lime-green with a deep green border.
It is one of the last Hostas to go dormant in fall.
The large, fragrant white to pale lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 38 inches high during late summer.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD


* photos taken on May 7 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 11 2014 in Washington, DC


* photos taken on May 30 2015 in Columbia, MD




Hosta 'Guardian Angel'
Originated from 'Blue Angel' it has blue foliage that has a center that is white in spring progressing to medium green. The leaves are very large, up to 16 x 12 inches, on a plant that is moderate growing forming a clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 3.5 feet high during mid summer.

Hosta 'Gunsmoke'
A vigorous Hosta forming a large clump, up to 2.5 x 6 feet in size.
The large, prominently-veined, cordate, elongated, wavy-edged leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, are metallic blue.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 3 feet high during early summer.

Hosta 'Hadspen Blue'
A fast growing Hosta forming a dense clump up to 2 x 4 feet. The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 8.3 x 6.3 inches are intense silvery-blue. The foliage emerges very early in spring.
The profuse lavender to almost white flowers are borne in mid to late summer.
Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Halcyon'
Forms an attractive fast growing dense clump up to 1.5 x 4.5 feet with thick, deep blue-gray, heart-shaped leaves up to 8 x 7 inches. The leaves are borne on strong, upright leafstalks.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on tall stems up to 2.5 feet high during late summer.
Slug resistant.


* photos taken on June 13 2010 in Columbia, MD




* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken on May 7 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 3 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


* photos taken on Apr 23 2017 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 24 2017 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Hampshire County'
A rare Hosta, forming a medium-sized clump up to 20 inches high. The deeply-veined, broad, rounded leaves, up to 9.5 x 6 inches, are deep green with a bold, very broad, white streaked margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid to late summer.

Hosta 'Hanky Panky'
Forms a fast growing clump, up to 15 inches x 3 feet.
The leaves have a deep green center that is ringed in white then a broad golden-yellow border.
The violet-purple flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet during summer.

* photos taken on May 21 2011 @ Brookside Gardens "Party with the Peony" tour in Fulton, MD



Hosta 'Heart and Soul'
Forms a fast growing, small clump up to 1 foot x 26 inches. The broad, cordate leaves, up to 3 x 2.5 inches, are golden-yellow with a mid-green border.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.




Hosta 'Hidden Love'
A moderate growing, dwarf Hosta that is great for the rock garden. The very attractive, pointed leaves, up to 3 x 2.5 inches, are creamy-white with a deep green margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'High Society'
Forms a moderate growing clump, up to 10 x 15 inches.
The leaves, up to 5 x 4 inches, have a golden-yellow ( fading to cream by late summer ) center that is surrounded by a broad powdery-blue border.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on 4th of July @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


Hosta 'Honeybells'
The hybrid between Hosta plantaginea & H. sieoldii, forming a vigorous clump up to 3 feet x 51 inches. The large, heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are bright green.
The fragrant, pinkish-white flowers are borne late summer.
Sun tolerant.

Hosta 'Honeysong'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 1.5 x 4 feet. Leaves, up to 8.5 x 5.5 inches are deep green with a wide creamy-white margin.
The lavender flowers are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Hoosier Dome'
Forms a moderate growing, massive clump up to 28 x 52 inches. The huge, deeply-veined, broad, cordate leaves, up to 28 x 24 inches, are deep green. The leaves arch downward towards the beautifully ruffled edges.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Hoosier Harmony'
A Hosta, forming a fast growing clump up to 25 x 55 inches, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Royal Standard'. The leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are yellow-green with a narrow mid-green margin.
The showy, fragrant, white flowers, are borne on a stalk up to 3 feet high during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Ho Ho Silver'
A compact Hosta, reaching up to 12 x 16 inches in 5 years, with arching, lance-shaped leaves, up to 6 x 2.5 inches, that are mid green with a bold white margin.
Foliage remains attractive until the first autumn frost.
The deep purple flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Hope'
A dwarf Hosta forming a moderate growing clump up to 11 x 26 inches, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Baby Bunting'. The cordate, broad leaves, up to 2.5 x 1.5 inches, are blue-green with a bold yellow border.
The very small, purple, bell-shaped flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Ice Cream'
Forms a moderate growing, rhizome spreading clump up to 11 x 26 inches. The broad rounded leaves, up to 3.3 x 3.3 inches, are deep green with a narrow golden-yellow margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Illicit Affair'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 2 x 1.5 feet, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Cheatin Heart'. The wavy-margined, heart-shaped leaves, up to 4.5 x 3.3 inches, are yellow-green turning to bright green with a yellow margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Inniswood'
Originating as an offspring from Hosta 'Sun Glow'; it forms a spectacular, very fast growing, dense clump, up to 3 feet x 50 inches in size.
The puckered, broad heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are bright golden yellow with a broad glossy deep green margin.
The fragrant, bright lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.
Very resistant to slugs and more sun tolerant than most.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Invincible'
A very fast growing Hosta eventually forming a clump up to 22 inches x 4 feet. The thick, wavy edged, pointed, wedge-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are very glossy bright green.
The fragrant, lavender flowers are borne late summer.
Somewhat slug resistant and can even tolerate 100 F in full sun.

Hosta 'Island Charm'
Forms a clump up to 10 x 22 inches with leaves, up to 4.3 x 3.2 inches that are white to yellowish-white with a deep blue-green margin. The pinkish-lavender flowers are borne on a pink flower stalk during mid-summer and the leafstalks are also pink.

Hosta 'Jade Cascade'
An immense clumping Hosta reaching up to 3.5 x 5 feet. The huge, long, ruffled, deeply veined leaves, up to 24 x 8 inches borne on very long upright stalks up to 32 inches. The foliage is glossy green.

Hosta 'Janet'
A fast growing Hosta that is a mutation of Hosta fortunei, that eventually forms a nice clump up to 23 x 50 inches.
The heart shaped leaves, up to 10 x 4 inches, are bright golden-yellow to white with an emerald green edge.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Jason and Katie'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 1.5 feet x 40 inches. The heavily corrugated, very rounded leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are deep green with a bright yellow border.
More drought tolerant than most Hostas.

Hosta 'Jewel of the Nile'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 8 inches, are deep blue-green with a very broad, irregular golden-yellow margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Jimmy Crack Corn'
Forms a clump up to 26 inches x 5.5 feet. The huge, deeply-veined, heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 9 inches are bright golden-yellow.
The pinkish-white flowers are borne early summer.
This cultivar originated as a seedling of Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'.

* photo taken on 4th of July 2010 in Washington, D.C.



* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014



Hosta 'Julia'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 5 feet with attractive foliage, up to 4.5 x 4.5 inches that is blue-green with a cream edge in spring later turning to green with a white edge.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'June'
A mutation of H. 'Halcyon' that forms a striking, fast growing, dome-shaped clump up to 20 inches x 3 feet.
The leaves, up ot 7 x 4 inches are golden-yellow ( later fading to bright cream ) ringed with lime-green splashes and a streaky blue-gray margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during summer.
Prefers partial sun. Slug resistant.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on annual Horticultural Society of Maryland Garden Tour



* photos taken on July 17 2010 @ Morris Arboretum, Philly, PA


* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 1 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA



Hosta 'Just So'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 14 x 31 inches. The attractive corrugated, thick, rounded leaves, up to 5 x 3 inches are golden-yellow with a green margin.
The light lavender flowers are borne on a foot tall stalk in mid summer.

Hosta 'Kinbotan'
A Hosta, very similar in form to Hosta venusta, forming a fast growing clump up to 6 x 20 inches. It is very commonly grown in Japan.
The tiny, ovate to wedge-shaped leaves, up to 2.5 x 1.5 inches, are green with a narrow golden-yellow margin.
The very small, purple flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'King Tut'
A large Hosta, forming a clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet, that is a hybrid originating from Hosta tukudama 'Aureonebulosa'. The deeply-veined, flat, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9.5 x 8 inches, are bright golden-yellow.
The white flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Kiwi Forest'
Forms a fast growing clump reaching up to 15 x 30 inches with leaves up to 6.5 x 5.5 inches in size. This Hosta continues to develop new foliage all season long. The foliage is blue with irregular creamy-green mottling that after 2 months turns to blue-green.
The white flowers are borne late in summer.

Hosta 'Kiwi Sunshine'
A very beautiful Hosta. Shade grown plants have golden-yellow foliage that matures to lime-green. Sun growm plants remain golden-yellow all summer long.
The flowers are light lavender.

Hosta 'Komodo Dragon'
Forms a spectacular clump up to 3.5 x 7 feet. The huge leaves, up to 15 x 11 inches, are deep green.

Hosta 'Krossa Regal'
A massive Hosta forming a upright, vase shaped clump up to 5 x 6 feet with silvery-blue, leathery, oval leaves up to 20 x 8 inches. The leaves are borne on long, erect stalks.
The pale lavender flowers, up to 3 inches long, are borne on stalks up to 6 feet high in mid summer.
Slug resistant.

* photo taken on Aug 2 2013 in Stratford, Ontario

* photos taken on June 28 2015 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


Hosta 'Lakeside Banana Bay'
Moderate growing, forming a clump up to 15 x 22 inches in size.
The leaves are up to 5 x 5 inches in size. The bright green foliage turns to yellow with a broad bright green margin.
The lavender flowers appear during early summer.

* photo taken on June 26 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Lakeside Black Satin'
Forms a clump up to 22 inches x 4 feet. The leaves, up to 10 x 9 inches, are very glossy, very deep green.

Hosta 'Lakeside Cha Cha'
Forms a clump up to 20 inches x 4 feet with wavy edged leaves, up to 9 x 6 inches, that are yellowish-green with a white edge.

Hosta 'Lakeside Kaleidoscope'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 16 x 40 inches. The wavy edged leaves, up to 7 x 4 inches, are blue-green with an uneven broad white border. Strikingly beautiful.

Hosta 'Last Dance'
A Hosta, forming a clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Sumer Music'. The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches, are deep green with a very broad, irregular streaky yellow margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Leading Lady'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 21 x 40 inches. The broad heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, are deep green with a golden-yellow margin.
The light flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Leather Sheen'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 4 feet. The lance shaped leaves, up to 7.5 x 4.5 inches, are extremely glossy, polished, very deep green. The exceptionally attractive foliage always looks wet.
The lavender color flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Lemon Lime'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 1 x 3 feet with wavy edged, lance shaped leaves, up to 7 x 3.5 inches, that are yellowish-green.
The lavender-purple flowers are borne on tall stalks during mid summer.

Hosta 'Leola Fraim'
An excellent groundcover Hosta eventually forming a clump up to 22 x 51 inches. The leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are deep green with a thick, creamy-white margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Liberty'
A mutation of Hosta 'Sagae'. Forms a moderate growing clump up to 3 x 5 feet. The leaves, up to 13 x 12 inches, are lush green in the center with a very broad border that is golden-yellow eventually fading to creamy-white.
The lavender flowers are borne during early summer.


* photo taken on April 11 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD

* photo taken on July 9 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD



Hosta 'Limey Lisa'

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia


Hosta 'Little Sunspot'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 14 inches x 2.5 feet. It is great for use in edging.
The leaves, up to 3 x 2 inches, are brilliant golden-yellow with a bold, broad ( 0.5 inch ), deep green margin.
The light lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Louisa'
Forms a clump up to 8 inches x 2 feet. The leaves, up to 4.5 x 2 inches, are green and margined white.
The profuse white flowers are borne late summer.

Hosta 'Love Pat'
Forms a clump reaching up to 2 feet x 50 inches ( 22 x 20 inches in 6 years ) with thick, heavily quilted, cup shaped, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9.5 x 9 inches, that are silvery-blue. The leaves are borne on strong, upright stalks.
The pale lavender to nearly white flowers are borne in early summer.

Hosta 'Loyalist'
A mutation of H. 'Patriot' except with bold reverse variegation being white centered with a deep green margin. It forms a clump up to 21 inches x 3.5 feet with leaves up to 6.5 x 4 inches.

Hosta 'Lucy Vitols'
Forms a sturdy clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet with leaves, up to 10 x 9 inches, that are rounded and seersuckered. The foliage is golden-yellow with a wide very deep green margin.

Hosta 'Lunar Eclipse'
This is the variegated version of Hosta 'August Moon' forming a clump up to 20 inches x 3.5 feet in size. The quilted leaves, up to 9 x 8 inches, are bright yellow with a white edge.
The white flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Mack the Knife'
A slow growing, dwarf Hosta forming a clump up to 5 x 15 inches in size.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 5 x 3 inches, are deep green with a bold painted golden-yellow margin that later turns to creamy-yellow.
The lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Mama Mia'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 feet x 40 inches. The wavy edged leaves, up to 7 x 4 inches, are deep green with a bold wide margin that is golden-yellow later fading to creamy-white. In late autumn the foliage turns entirely gold.
The pale lavender flowers are borne in early summer.

Hosta 'Manhattan'
Forms a large clump up to 26 x 52 inches. The very heavily corrugated, heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 8 inches, are bright green.
The lavender-reddish flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Maraschino Cherry'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The leaves, up to 7 x 2.7 inches, are shiny deep green.
The lavender flowers are borne on purplish-red stems during mid summer.

Hosta 'Mardi Gras'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 3 x 5 feet. The huge, broad, heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 11 inches, are deep green with a white border.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Marilyn'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet. The wavy edged leaves, up to 8.5 x 3.5 inches, are golden-yellow.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Mary Marie Ann'
Forms a clump up to 14 inches x 2.5 feet. The curly, ovate leaves, up to 6.3 x 4.3 inches, are greenish-white with a bold, broad, streaked gray-green border.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Masquerade'
Forms a clump up to 10 inches x 1.5 feet. The twisted, narrow lance-shaped leaves, up to 4 x 1.5 inches, are white with a narrow but bold deep green margin.
The purple flowers, are borne during summer.
Excellent for the rock garden.

Hosta 'May'
Forms a moderate clump up to 1.5 x 2 feet. The deeply-veined, broad, heart-shaped leaves, up to 5.5 x 4 inches, are golden-yellow to golden-green depending on light level.
The lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Medusa'
Forms a moderate growing, dwarf clump, up to 10 x 15 inches in size.
An excellent plant for a shaded rock garden.
The long, narrow, twisted, wavy-edged leaves, up to 5 x 1.2 inches, are creamy-white to yellow with a very glossy rich green border.
The lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Memories of Dorothy'
Forms a moderate growing, medium-sized clump up to 17 inches high. The deeply-veined leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are blue-green with a streaked creamy-yellow margin. The leaves borne on reddish stalks are white beneath.
The lavender flowers, are borne on stems up to 32 inches high during late summer.

Hosta 'Merry Sunshine'
A Hosta, forming a clump up to 1 x 2 feet, that is a hybrid between Hosta hypoleuca & Hosta 'Fascination'. The deeply-veined, thick, broad heart-shaped leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are mid-green ( with golden-yellow overtones ) with a broad creamy-white margin. The foliage is whitish beneath.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Midas Touch'
A Hosta with Hosta tokudama parentage, forming clump up to 3 x 4.5 feet. The very deeply cupped, heavily puckered, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 8.5 inches, are very glossy mid-green.
The white flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Mildred Seaver'
Forms a very fast growing, large clump up to 3 feet x 62 inches. The crinkled, broad leaves, up to 10 x 8.5 inches are mid-green with a bold, broad creamy white border.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Mississippi Delta'
Forms a moderate growing, impressive clump up to 32 inches x 5 feet. The deeply-veined leaves, up to 13 x 12 inches, are intensely blue-gray.
The white flowers, are borne on stalks up to 5 feet high during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Miss Saigon'
Forms a rapid growing clump up to 22 x 52 inches. The deeply-veined, rounded leaves, up to 9.5 x 9 inches, are glossy deep green with a creamy-white border.
The large, fragrant, white flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Mohegan'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 x 4 feet. The large, rounded leaves, up to 11 x 11 inches are blue.
The white flowers are borne on short stalks during mid summer.

Hosta 'Moonlight'
Forms a clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The leaves, up to 9 x 5 inches, are mid green at first, later turning to bright golden-yellow with a white margin.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.
Prefers partial shade.

Hosta 'Moonlight Sonata'
Forms a fast growing clump, up to 2 feet x 68 inches in size.
The roounded, wavy-edged leaves, up to 12 x 11 inches, are blue-green.
The very fragrant, white, trumpet-shaped flowers are borne on stalks up to 2.5 feet in height during summer.
Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Moonstruck'
A very vigorous Hosta forming a clump up to 1 x 2 feet in size
The upright, long, narrow leaves, up to 6.5 x 4 inches, are white with a bold narrow blue-green margin.
The light lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Morning Light'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 2 x 3 feet, this is a mutent of H. 'Twilight' with reverse variegation. The leaves, up to 6 x 4 inches, are golden-yellow with a broad deep green margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne in early summer.

Hosta 'Mountain Fog'
A vigorous but small growing Hosta forming a clump up to 8 inches x 1.5 feet in size
The long narrow leaves are creamy yellow with a bold border that is mid to deep green.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Mount Tom'
An extremely vigorous Hosta forming a clump up to 20 inches x 3 feet in size
The large corrugated leaves, up to 10 x 10 inches are intensely deep blue-green with a very bold creamy-white margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Hosta 'My Friend Nancy'
A rare Hosta, forming a clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet. The leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are steele-blue with a creamy-white margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'
Forms a spectacular fast growing compact clump up to 2.5 x 5.5 feet. The wedge-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 7 inches that are white with a broad glossy deep green border.
The lilac-purple flowers are borne in late summer.

* photo taken on April 18 2010 in Columbia, MD


* photos taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD




* photo taken on May 18 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on April 27 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD


* photos taken on May 30 2015 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on July 9 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Apr 18 2017 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Northern Halo'
A very vigorous, fast growing, spreading Hosta reaching up to 2.5 x 6 + feet. It is late to emerge during spring.
This mutant of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' has heavily corrugated leaves, up to 14 x 12 inches, that are blue-green with broad creamy white margins.
The white flowers are borne mid summer.
Slow establishing.

Hosta 'Obsession'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 1 foot x 26 inches. The leaves, up to 4 x 2 inches, are very glossy, blackish-green with a green jagged margin.
The lavender flowers are borne in summer.
Tolerant of sun.

Hosta 'Old Faithful'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The deeply-veined, heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 9 inches, are glossy deep green. The leaves are borne atop red stalks.
The large, fragrant, white flowers, are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Old Glory'
Forms a very fast growing clump up to 14 inches x 3.5 feet. The deeply-veined, ripple-edged, heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 8 inches, are very glossy, golden-yellow with an uneven deep green border.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Hosta 'Olive Bailey Langdon'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet. The leaves, up to 13 x 10 inches, are similar to that of Francis William Hosta. The foliage is glaucous blue-green with a broad golden-yellow border that is less prone to sun scorch than Francis William.

* photo taken on May 21 2011 in Howard Co, MD


Hosta 'Olive Branch'
A fast growing Hosta, forming clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Candy Hearts'. The heart-shaped leaves, up to 7 x 5 inches, are glossy deep olive-green with a butterscotch yellow to pale green center.
The profuse, white, bell-shaped flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'On Stage'
Originating from Hosta montana; it forms a beautiful, rapid growing, tidy clump up to 2 feeet x 50 inches.
This is an excellent plant for brightening up a dark shady spot.
The arching, heart-shaped leaves, up to 13 x 8.5 inches, are edged and streaked green with the interiors being bright yellow eventually fading to cream. The foliage is late to emerge during spring.
The lavender-blue flowers are borne on stalks up to 2.5 feet during late summer.
Sun tolerant.

Hosta 'On the Marc'
A mutant of H. 'Wogon Gold' that forms a fast growing clump up to 10 inches in height.
The lance-shaped leaves, up to 5 x 1.5 inches, that are green on the edge centered in yellow later turning yellow-green.
The lavender flowers are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Opipara'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 28 inches x 5 feet. The round-tipped, elliptical leaves, up to 12 x 8.5 inches, are deep green with a broad yellow margin.
The very fragrant white flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Pandora's Box'
A moderate growing dwarf Hosta forming clump up to 8 x 20 inches, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Baby Bunting'. The leaves, up to 3.5 x 2 inches, are white surrounded with a narrow light green band followed by a wider deep green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne in early summer.

* photo taken on May 15 2011 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Paradigm'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 4 feet.
The beautiful leaves, up to 11 x 9 inches, are golden-yellow with a blue-green margin.
The flowers are pale lavender.

* photo taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


Hosta 'Paradise Power'
A Hosta, forming a clump up to 2.5 x 6 feet, that is the improved form of Hosta 'Sun Power'. The leaves, up to 12 x 7.5 inches, are golden-yellow with a slightly ruffled, narrow green margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Pauls Glory'
Forms an attractive mounded clump up to 25 inches x 4.5 feet in 3 years ( may eventually grow larger ). The heart shaped, ovate leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are yellow turning to creamy-white by mid summer in the center, surrounded by a half inch wide deep blue-green streaked margin.
The very fragrant, pale lavender flowers are borne during the early summer.

* photos taken on April 13 2010 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on annual Horticultural Society of Maryland Garden Tour

* photo taken on Aug 2 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 25 2013 @ University of Maryland, College Park

* photos taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD





Hosta 'Pearl Lake'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 1.5 x 3 feet. The heart shaped leaves, up to 6 x 5 inches, are gray-green.
The abundant lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Percy'
Forms a stunning clump up to 22 inches x 2 feet. The deeply-veined, ovate leaves are glossy mid-green with a bold, very broad, yellow margin that later fades to creamy-white.
The flowers are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 5.5 feet. The large, heavily veined, quilted golden-yellow leaves are up to 11 x 9 inches in size.
The white flowers are borne in late summer.
Excellent for brightening up a dark corner.

Hosta 'Pilgrim'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 1 x 2.5 feet. The heart shaped leaves, up to 4 x 3.5 inches, are grayish-green with irregular creamy-white margins.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Pineapple Poll'
Forms a dense mound up to 1.5 feet x 45 inches. The leaves, up to 9 x 3.5 inches, are glaoucous blue-green.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake'
A fast growing Hosta forming a clump up to 1.5 feet x 50 inches in size.
This Hosta is excellent for use as groundcover to brighten up shady sites.
The rippled, narrow leaves, up to 9 x 3.5 inches are mostly bright yellow with a thin deep green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 3 feet in height.

Hosta 'Pizzazz'
Forms a beautiful large clump up to 2 x 4 feet. The large, heart shaped leaves, up to 10.5 x 8.5 inches, are silvery-blue with wavy creamy-white margins.
The white flowers are borne in dense clusters during mid summer.

Hosta 'Platinum Tiara'
A mutant of Hosta 'Golden Tiara' forms a clump up to 16 inches x 3 feet. The leaves, up to 5 x 3.5 inches, are golden-yellow with a white border.
The deep lavender flowers with purple streaks are borne on stalks up to 26 inches in height.

Hosta 'Popo'
A dwarf Hosta, forming a fast growing clump up to 8 x 20 inches. The tiny, ovate to heart-shaped leaves, up to 3.8 x 2.5 inches, are blue.
The very abundant, pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

* photo taken on Aug 25 2011 @ Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, PA


Hosta 'Potomac Pride'
Forms a clump up to 28 inches x 56 feet. The broad, heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 10 inches, are glossy deep green.

Hosta 'Praying Hands'
A very upright, moderate growing Hosta forming a clump up to 16 inches x 2.5 feet in size.
The neatly folded, krinkled, narrow leaves, up to 7 x 2.5 inches are deep green with a very narrow creeamy-white border.
The light lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 1.5 feet in height during summer.

* photo taken on July 5 2015 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Queen Josephine'
A very striking Hosta forms a rapid growing clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet. The leaves, up to 7 x 5.5 inches, are very glossy deep green with a broad yellow border that later turns to white.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Radiant Edger'
A mutant of H. 'Gold Edger' forming a fast growing, dense clump up to 16 x 40 inches. The stunning leaves, up to 4.5 x 4 inches, are deep green with bold bright golden-yellow edges.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Forms a moderate growing clump, up to 10 inches x 2 feet.
The heavily puckered, cupped, rounded leaves, up to 6 x 5 inches, are glowing golden-yellow and surrounded by a bold broad deep green border.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 2 feet height during early summer.

* photo taken on 4th of July 2010 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken on May 6 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014


Hosta 'Red October'
Originating from Hosta kikutii, it forms a clump up to 16 x 28 inches. The leaves borne on bright red stalks, are up to
8.5 x 4 inches, are blue-green above and silvery-white beneath.
The abundant showy lavender flowers are borne on red-purple stalks up to 2 feet in height.

Hosta 'Regal Splender'
A mutation of Hosta 'Krossa Regale' that forms a fast growing, vase shaped clump up to 3 x 6 feet. The heart-shaped leaves, up to 14 x 7 inches, are silvery-blue with a bold creamy-white margin.
The lavender flowers are borne on tall stems late in summer.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on Aug 2 2013 in Stratford, Ontario


Hosta 'Remember Me'
A mutation of Hosta 'June'. Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 x 2.5 feet. The leaves, up to 7 x 4 inches, are creamy-white with an irregular blue-green margin.
The light violet-lavender flowers are borne mid to late summer.

Hosta 'Reptillian'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 14 inches x 2 feet. The piecrusted, slightly cupped, thick, puckered leaves are gray-blue. The leaves are borne on red stems.
The lavender flowers, are borne on red stems during summer.

Hosta 'Reversed'
Forms a slow growing, dense symmetrical clump up to 20 x 46 inches. The cupped, quilted, rounded leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are yellowish-green with a gray-blue border.
The pale lilac flowers are borne on 2 foot stalks early to mid summer.

Hosta 'Revolution'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet. The rounded leaves, up to 7 x 6 inches, are very deep green with creamy-white centers that are shadowed soft green.
The flowers are pale lavender in color.

Hosta 'Risky Business'
Forms a very fast growing clump up to 2 x 4 feet. The leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are deep green with a bold broad white elliptical strip down the middle.
The showy lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Robert Frost'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet. The broad, heart-shaped leaves, up to 11 x 8.5 inches, are frosty grayish-green with a bold, broad white margin that feathers towards the center.
The whitish flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Royal Flush'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet. The leaves, up to 7 x 4.5 inches, are olive green with a very broad, golden-yellow, irregular border.
The light lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Royal Standard'
Similar to Hosta plantaginea but more vigorous forming a fast growing clump up to 3 x 5.5 feet.
The deeply veined, heart shaped leaves, up to 11 x 7 inches, are rich, glossy bright green.
The fragrant, pure white flowers are borne late summer.
Sun tolerant.

* photo taken on May 20 2014 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Royal Tiara'
Moderate growing to 8 x 17 inches with medium green foliage with white centers. The leaves are up to 4 x 3 inches in size.

Hosta 'Rusty Bee'
A mutant of Hosta 'Beatrice' that forms a fast growing clump up to a foot in height.
The leaves borne on showy purple-red stalks, are up to 6 x 3 inches and green.
The lavender flowers are borne in mid summer.

Hosta 'St. Paul'
Forms a clump up to 2 feet x 56 inches. The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to inches, are golden-yellow with a very wide blue-green margin.
The pale lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Sagae'
Forms a stunning, massive, upright, vase shaped clump up to 3 x 6+ feet. The thick, broad heart-shaped leaves, up to 24 x 11 inches, are bluish to gray-green with wide creamy to bright yellow margins.
The lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 5 feet in height during mid summer.

* photo taken on June 6 2010 in Baltimore Co, MD

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photos taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA



Hosta 'Salute'
Forms a moderate growing, upright, vase-shaped clump up to 15 x 15 inches in size. The narrow pointed leaves, up to 8 x 4 inches, are gray-blue.
The lavender flowers, are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Satisfaction'
A Hosta, forming a moderate growing clump up to 2.5 x 4 feet, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'. The broad, cordate, rounded leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches, are deep green with a bold, broad, golden-yellow margin.
The white flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Sea Dream'
Forms a clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The leaves, up to 9 x 6.5 inches, are bright green in spring turning to yellow with a broad white edge.
The lavender flowers are borne early autumn.

Hosta 'Sea Gulf Stream'
A Hosta with H. montana parentage, forming a clump up to 28 x 68 inches. The thick, wedge-shaped, lightly serrate-edged leaves, up to 9.5 x 6.5 inches, are bright golden-yellow.
The lavender flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Sea Lotus Leaf'
Forms a arching, vase shaped clump up to 2 x 5 feet. The thick, upwardly cupped leaves, up to 10 x 9 inches, are blue-green.
The very light lavender flowers are borne in mid summer.

Hosta 'Sea Octopus'
Forms a clump up to 9 x 16 inches. The heavily ruffled, narrow leaves, up to 4 inches in length, are medium green.
The mauve flowers are borne late summer.
Division is recommended every 3 days.

Hosta 'Sea Thunder'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet with pointed leaves, up to 8.5 x 4.5 inches, that have a bold creamy-white center streaked and surrounded in a deep green border.
Lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Serendipity'
Forms a rapid growing tidy clump up to 1.5 x 4 + feet. The leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are glaucous blue. The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.
Tolerant of boggy conditions.

Hosta 'Shade Fanfare'
Forms a spectacular, rapid growing clump up to 2 x 4.5 feet.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 7 inches, are bright green with a wide creamy-white margin.
The abundant, lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.
Slug resistant.

Hosta 'Sharmon'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet. The leaves, up to 8.5 x 6.5 inches, with a creamy-white center bordered in powdery deep green.
The light purple flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Sherborne Swan'
Forms a moderate growing clump, up to 20 inches x 3.5 feet in size.
The attractive, arching, deeply-veined ovate leaves, up to 9 x 6 inches, are bright blue.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on stalks up to 20 inches in height during mid summer

Hosta 'Shining Tot'
Forms a clump up to 5 x 16 inches. The wavy margined, broad heart-shaped leaves, up to 3 x 2 inches, are glossy deep green.
The flowers are borne during mid to late summer.

Hosta 'Silk Kimono'
A vigorous large Hosta, forming a clump up to 1.5 x 5 feet.
The wavy wedged, broad, cordate leaves, up to 13 x 9 inches, are deep green with a bold wide creamy-white margin. The margins of the leaf is slightly rippled.
The pale-lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.



'Silver Bay'
A hybrid between Hosta 'Blue Moon' & H. 'Silver Frost', forming a moderate growing clump, reaching up to 14 x 38 inches.
The very heavily corrugated, rounded leaves, up to 7 x 6.7 inches, are intense powdery-blue.
The pale lavender flowers are borne on spikes up to 2 feet high during mid to late summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* photo taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014


Hosta 'Snow Cap'
Forms a slow growing clump up to 2.5 x 4 feet. The leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are blue with creamy-white margins.
The flowers are white.
Matures poorly and stunts out.

Hosta 'So Sweet'
Forms a very fast growing clump up to 26 inches x 5 feet. The wavy edged, lance shaped leaves, up to 9 x 7.5 inches, are glossy green with a wide creamy-white edge that later turns pure white.
The very fragrant, large, white flowers, up to 3 inches, are borne on stalks up to 2 feet in height during late summer.

* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photos taken on Apr 24 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Hosta 'Split Milk'
Forms a slow growing clump up to 25 x 52 inches. The thick, wrinkled, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10.5 x 9 inches, are blue-gray with white misting and stripes. The leaves are held on upright leafstalks.
The flowers are white.

Hosta 'Spring Fling'
A fast growing Hosta forming a clump up to 1.5 x 4 feet in size.
The long heart-shaped leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches are gray-green with a broad creamy-white border. The leaves are ruffled, pie-crusted edged.
The lavender flowers are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Spritzer'
Forms a clump up to 26 inches x 3 feet. The lance-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 5 inches, are glossy deep green with green streaking into the yellow center.
The very fragrant white flowers, are borne during mid to late summer.
Tolerant of hot humid summers in the Deep South.

Hosta 'Squash Casarole'
Forms a fast growing clump, reaching up to 2 x 4 feet.
The wavy-edged, deeply-veined, corrugated, ovate leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are yellow.
The light purple flowers are borne on stalks up to 20 inches high during early summer.
Very sun tolerant if planted on moist soil.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Stained Glass'
Originating as an offspring of Hosta 'Guacamole'; it forms an extremely vigorous growing clump, up to 16 inches x 4 feet in size.
The deeply-veined leaves, up to 10.5 x 7 inches, are bright golden-yellow with a deep green border.
The large, fragrant, white flowers are borne during late summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'Stilletto'
Forms a stononiferous spreading, rapid growing clump up to 1 foot x 32 inches.
It is excellent for use in edging and for borders. It also makes a great groundcover.
The lance-shaped, grass-like leaves, up to 5.5 x 1.5 inches are deep green with a white margin. The leaves are wavy margined.
The abundant, fragrant, lavender-purple flowers are borne late summer.

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia



Hosta 'St Elmo's Fire'
Forms a clump up to 20 inches x 5.5 feet. The very wide leaves borne on red stalks, are up to 10 x 7 inches, are brilliant yellow with a white edge, later maturing to green. The leafstalks are reddish. This Hosta continues to produce new foliage all summer long.
The lavender flowers are borne mid summer.

Hosta 'Striptease'
An extremely vigorous Hosta forming a clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches in size, that originated as an offspring of Hosta 'Gold Standard'.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 8.5 x 7 inches are golden-yellow to lime-green in the center, with a broad deep green border.
The flowers are lavender.



Hosta 'Sugar and Cream'
A mutant of Hosta 'Honeybells' that forms a rapid growing large clump up to 31 inches x 5 feet in size.
The large, wavy edged leaves, up to 12.5 x 5.5 inches, are green with a creamy-white margin.
The fragrant white flowers are borne late summer.

Hosta 'Sultana'
Forms a vigorous clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet in size.
The thick, heart-shaped leaves, up to 5.5 x 4.5 inches, are deep green with a very broad, bold, irregular golden-yellow margin.
The white flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Forms a rapid growing massive clump up to 4 x 6 feet in 4 years, eventually up to 4 x 10 feet! A very bold plant which is excellent for brightening up a dark shady spot.
The huge, very thick, stiff, leathery, heart-shaped leaves, up to 20 x 24 inches are yellowish-green.
The white to light lavender flowers are borne in late summer.
Sun tolerant and very slug resistant. Tolerant of hot humid summers in the Deep South.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on May 6 2010 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on Aug 4 2013 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photo taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC


* photos taken on July 1 2015 in Columbia, MD





* photo taken on July 25 2015 @ Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

* photos taken on May 24 2017 in Columbia, MD





Hosta 'Summer Fragrance'
Forms a fast growing, large, upright clump up to 26 x 50 inches in size.
The leaves, up to 12 x 9 inches, are green with a white edge.
The very fragrant, lavender-purple flowers are borne late summer.
Prefers partial sun.

Hosta 'Summer Music'
Forms a moderate clump up to 14 x 21 inches in 4 years, eventually up to 25 x 41 inches in size.
The striking leaves, up to 8 x 7 inches, are pure white with an irregular broad gold and yellow-green margin.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


Hosta 'Sum of All'
A mutant of 'Sum and Substance' forming a moderate growing clump up to 3 x 5 feet in 4 years, eventually up to a maximum size of 4 x 10 feet.
The huge leaves, up to 16 x 12 inches, are green with a broad golden-yellow margin.
Fertilize well.

Hosta 'Sunlight Sister'
A vigorous Hosta, forming a clump up to 2 x 5 feet with large, deeply-veined, heart-shaped, golden-yellow foliage.
The very pale lavender flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Sunpower'
Forms a vigorous, upright, vase shaped clump up to 3 x 6 feet in size. It is an excellent plant for brightening a dark shady spot.
The wavy edged, heart shaped leaves borne on long stalks, are up to 12 x 7.5 inches and are brilliant golden-yellow in color. The leaves are twisted towards the tips. The foliage remains late until ground freeze.
The lavender flowers are borne mid to late summer.
More sun tolerant than most golden Hostas, even in the south.

* photo taken on May 8 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


* photo taken on Aug 25 2011 @ Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, PA

* photo taken on June 1 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Hosta 'Sunshine Glory'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2.5 x 5 feet in size.
The heavily corrugated, very broad, rounded leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are mid-green with a broad golden-yellow margin.
The whitish flowers, are borne during early summer.

Hosta 'Surprised by Joy'
A dwarf Hosta, forming a moderate growing clump up to 4 x 8 inches in size.
The arrow-shaped leaves, up to 2 x 1.5 inches, are white with a deep green margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne on white stalks during summer

Hosta 'Sweet Susan'
Forms a clump up to 1.5 feet x 31 inches in size.
The heart-shaped leaves, up to 9 x 5 inches, are mid-green.
The fragrant early summer flowers are white with a purple edge. This Hosta will sometimes repeat bloom if old flower stalks are removed.

Hosta 'Suzanne'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 1.5 feet in width.
The long, lance-shaped leaves are green with a bold white edge.

Hosta 'Tattoo'
A mutant of Hosta 'Little Aurora' that forms a slow growing clump up to 1 x 2 feet. The leaves, up to 6 x 4 inches, are bright golden-yellow with a green maple leaf outline in the center.
The lavender flowers are borne in early summer.
Prefers moist, very sandy soil.

Hosta 'Tea & Crumpets'
A dwarf Hosta forming a clump up to 1 x 1.5 feet in size
The crinkled, broad, spoon-shaped leaves, up to 5.2 x 4.5 inches are luxuriant mid-green with a creamy-white border.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Thunderbolt'
A Hosta, forming a vigorous growing clump, up to 20 x 40 inches in size, that originated as a sport of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'.
The heavily-corrugated, very thick, rubbery, very broad, rounded leaves, up to 12 x 12 inches, that are blue-green with an elliptical center that is golden-yellow later turning to creamy-white.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during summer

* photo taken on May 16 2010 @ Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD


Hosta 'Tick Tock'
A fast growing, groundcover Hosta, forming a clump up to 10 x 18 inches.
The leaves, up to 4 x 2 inches, are golden-yellow ( later deepening to yellow-green ) with a blue-green margin.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

* photo taken on May 21 2011 @ Brookside Gardens "Party with the Peonies tour in Fulton, MD


Hosta 'Titanic'
Originating as an offspring of Hosta 'Sum & Substance'; it forms a moderate growing, massive clump, up to 3.5 x 10 feet in size.
The huge leaves, up to 13.5 x 12 inches, are glossy deep green with a golden-yellow edge.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during mid to late summer

Hosta 'Torchlight'
Forms a fast growing, very upright, vase-shaped clump, up to 2 x 4 feet in size.
The leaves, up to 6 x 4.5 inches, are rich deep green with a white margin. The foliage borne on deep red stalks, look great all season.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

Hosta 'Touch of Class'
Originating as an offspring of Hosta 'June'; it forms a clump, up to 1 x 2.5 feet in size.
The very thick, cordate leaves, up to 5.5 x 4.5 inches, are intensely blue with a bold golden-yellow center. The leaves also have some light green between the center and the border.
The pale lavender flowers are borne during late summer.



Hosta 'Twilight'
Forms a sturdy fast growing, large clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet in size.
The thick leaves, up to 10.5 x 7.5 inches, are glossy deep green with a broad yellow margin. The yellow leaf margins eventually fade to white as summer progresses.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Twilight Time'
Fast growing to 1 x 3.5 feet with deep blue-green lush foliage to 8 x 3.5 inches in size.

Hosta 'Twist of Lime'
A Hosta forming a clump up to 1 x 3 feet, that originated as a sport of Hosta 'Lemon Lime'.
The leaves, up to 3 x 1 inches in size, are yellow with a narrow green margin.
The lavender flowers, are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Vera Verde'
Also called Hosta gracillimus 'Vera Verde'. It is a stoloniferous groundcover Hosta reaching up to 13 x 26 + inches in size.
The narrow leaves, up to 7 x 1.5 inches, are green with a white edge.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Undulata' ( Wavy Hosta )
Forms a clump up to 2 x 3.5 feet. It originates from Japan.
The wavy twisted, heart-shaped, broadly-elliptical leaves, up to 8 x 6 inches, are mid-green with creamy-white feathered streaks in the center. The leaves are borne on stalks up to 5 inches in length.
Older plants often revert to all green.
The lilac flowers are borne in mid-summer.
Should be divided every 3 years.

Hosta 'Undulata Albo-marginata'
Forms a clump up to 2 x 4 feet with slightly wavy, heart-shaped, broadly elliptical leaves, up to 10 x 7.5 inches, that are green with a wide creamy-white margin.
The lilac flowers are borne in mid-summer.
Vigorous, even in hot humid summers of the Deep South.

Hosta 'Warwick Edge'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet in size.
The leaves, up to 6.5 x 5 inches, are green with a white edge.

Hosta 'Whirlwind'
Forms a fast growing clump up to 2 x 4 feet in size.
The upright, heart-shaped leaves, up to 10 x 8 inches, are boldly very deep green margined with a center that is splashed yellowish-white later turning to white.
The lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.

* photo taken on May 1 2010 in Columbia, MD


Hosta 'White On'
A mutant of Hosta 'On Stage' that forms a clump up to 27 inches x 5 feet in size.
The leaves, up to 12 x 8 inches, are blue-green with white stripes and broad white margin.
The light lavender-blue flowers are borne during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Wide Brim'
Forms a rapid growing clump up to 2.5 x 4 feet. The lightly quilted, rounded leaves, up to 9 x 6 inches, are blue-green with a very wide irregular margin or gold and cream.
The profuse large, light lavender flowers are borne during mid summer.
Sun tolerant.



Hosta 'Winsome'
Fast growing to 8 inches x 2 feet with deep green foliage with white edges.

Hosta 'Wogon Gold'
A dwarf Hosta forming a clump up to 14 x 12 inches in size.
The leaves, up to 6 x 2.5 inches, are golden-yellow.
The lavender flowers are borne late summer.

Hosta 'Wolverine'
Forms a rapid growing clump up to 1.5 x 3.5 feet.
The lance-shaped leaves, up to 10.5 x 5.5 inches, are blue-green with a golden-yellow edge.
The lavender flowers, are borne during late summer.

Hosta 'Xanadu'
Forms a fast growing clump, reaching up to 9 x 20 inches in size.
The foliage is lush medium green with wide white centers

Hosta 'Yellow Boa'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 8 x 20 inches in size.
The wavy-edged, ovate leaves are up to 10 x 2 inches in size. The foliage is bright yellow during to bright greenish-yellow.
The pale purple flowers are borne on spikes up to 18 inches high during mid-summer.

* photo taken on May 16 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Hosta 'Yellow River'
Forms a fast growing, very large clump up to 3 x 6 feet in size.
The deeply-veined, very thick, long, pointed, broadly-ovate leaves are deep gray-green with a ruffled bright yellow margin.
The very pale lavender flowers are borne on spikes up to 3.1 feet high, during mid-summer.

Hosta 'Yellow Splash'
A stoloniferous groundcover Hosta eventually reaching up to 18 x 43 inches.
The leaves, up to 7.5 x 4 inches, are green with yellow streaks.
The lavender flowers are borne during summer.

Hosta 'Zager's White Edge'
Forms a stunning fast growing clump up to 20 x 50 inches. A 5 year old clump may have up to 40 crowns.
The leaves, up to 10 x 7 inches, are deep green with a bold white edge.
The flowers are lavender.

Hosta 'Zounds'
Forms a moderate growing clump up to 2 feet x 50 inches. The outstanding corrugated, puckered, broad, cordate, rounded leaves, up to 11 x 9 inches, are glowing bright golden-yellow.
The white flowers are borne in late June.
High slug resistance.


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