PICTURE
NAME
Mini-S-M-L-XL
DESCRIPTION
$EACH
abbadabbado
ABBA DABBA DO
L
T. Avent '92. 24" tall, green with yellow edge. Prefers more sun than not. A sport of Sunpower.
$19.50
abby
ABBY
S
Ruh '90. Deep blue-green heart shaped leaves with yellow margins. 15-18" scapes with purple flowers. A sport of Gold Drop.
$12.50
 
abiquadrinkinggourd
ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD
L
Walden West '89. Nicely cupped, corrugated, powder blue-gray leaves, white flowers mid season. Big over time and a standout in the garden. Plant where it will be noticed! The "Abigua" in the name comes from Abiqua Creek in Scotts Mills, Oregon, close to the old Walden West Nursery.
$17.50
 
abiquamoonbeam
ABIQUA MOONBEAM
M
Walden West '87. Bluish green heart shaped leaves with chartreuse margin, white flowers. Half sun for best color. A good grower, useful for mass plantings, big waves of green.
$15.50
 
alakazaam ALAKAZAAM
S
Livingston/Walters Gardens 2008. Green leaves with creamy edge, ruffled. Stoloniferous. Vigorous grower. Some Atom Smasher heritage which explains why we like it. Limited. Field Dug. Display  
albopicta
ALBOPICTA
M
Miquel 1869. Nice lime green with dark green edge, white interior in spring. Outstanding combination at this time, then fades to all dull green by early July here.
Display
 
alexsummers
ALEX SUMMERS
ML
V. Santa Lucia '89. Striking, wide chartreuse margins with medium green centers on this vase shaped beauty. Margin size varies. Morning light needed for good color. One of the most interesting white flowers. High up there on George's list of favorites.
$21.00
 
allanomcconnell
ALLAN P. McCONNELL
S
Seaver '80. Dark green flat leaves, white edges, purple flowers. Border or groundcover plant.
$10.50
 
ambertiara
AMBER TIARA
S
Walters Gardens '98. Thick, gold leaves, luminescent yellow in the early spring, changing to greenish yellow later in the season. Dark purple and white striped flowers in July. 12h X 20w
$12.50
 
americanicon
AMERICAN ICON
L
Hansen 2004. Large, triangular green leaves with wide gold margin. 3 foot tall scapes with white flowers. Clumps to 6 feet over time. 24"h X 36"w
$21.00
 
americansweetheart
AMERICAN SWEETHEART
M
Hansen 2002. Wide, deep, glossy green margins with creamy white centers. 3 foot scapes of light lavender flowers. Named in honor of Mildred Seaver, the Queen of Hosta. 18" h X 36"w
$19.50
 
aristocrat
ARISTOCRAT
M
Walters Gardens. Deep blue green, lightly corrugated with a cream margin. This is a great border plant that draws attention. Looks great with heucheras, tiarellas and some small, gold accent hostas.
$17.70
 
augustmoon
AUGUST MOON
M
Langfelder/Summers '68. Medium to glowing gold leaves with some leaf puckering with age. Leaves turn to mustard yellow by August but still contrast well with dark cimicifugas, ligularias such as The Rocket, or some background, lavender flowered Thalictrum.
$17.50
 
New
BECKY'S CHOICE
M Zillis 2010. A nice powdery blue Venetian Blue seedling with very pale lavender, almost white flowers. Display  
big daddy
BIG DADDY
L
Aden '78. Chalky blue, puckered leaves, almost really cupped and round. Heavy substance, white flowers. Slow but you will love it. Pick it up for Father's Day for the aspiring hosta collector.
$17.50
 
bigfoot
BIGFOOT
XL
Duback '99. Very large, blue-green leaves with heavy substance. Thick flower scapes have white flowers with hintof lavender. This is a fine background plant that George picked up in 2001. No slug problems as expected. Display

 

 

big john
BIG JOHN
L
Owens '86. Huge, dark green, heart shaped, wavy leaves, 18" X 15" and downward turning. Flowers are white and fertile. They are close to the top of the leaves, a trait probably from their sieboldiana heritage. Mature size of 4-5 feet wide. A Eunice Fisher Award winner. A parent of the now world famous Empress Wu, the largest of all current hostas. $24.00
birchwoodparkysgold
BIRCHWOOD PARKYS GOLD
S
Florence Shaw '86. Dense mounds of oval shaped, flat, golden-yellow 5" X 4" leaves with smooth ruffles. Abundant lavender flowers make it useful as an edger or a groundcover. $15.50
blackhills
BLACK HILLS
ML
Savory '80. Thick, heavily corrugated, deep greenish blue leaves, cupped and puckered. A little slow to start but it does get there.
$15.50
 
blueangel
BLUE ANGEL
XL
Aden '86. Huge, dusty blue, heavily textured 12" wide by 16" long leaves, white flowers. One of the biggest over time almost gaining Volkswagen proportions in 5-6 years. Leave some space!
$17.50
 
blue arrow
BLUE ARROW
M
Anderson '82. Medium blue lance shaped leaves with excellent substance. Clusters of white flowers in August here. George bought it to hybridize with but it sells too fast for him to get around to using. You will like it too!
$17.50
blueboy
BLUE BOY
M
D. Stone/AHS '86. An H. nakaiana times sieboldiana cross. Blue wavy leaves, pale lavender flowers. A good grower that we think looks good near the larger leaved Olive Bailey Langdon,Frances Williams, Pizzazz size plants.Grows well.
$15.50
 
bluecadet
BLUE CADET
S
Aden '74. Neat, almost round clumps of blue-green, heart shaped leaves. Darker green later in summer. Medium lavender flowers on 22" scapes. Fast grower. Good edger or rock garden plant.
$15.50
 
blue ivory
BLUE IVORY
M
Meyer/Klinkhamer 2009 Spring color nice. Creamy white margin and blue center changing by July to white margin and green-blue center. Good leaf substance. Lavender flowers. This is another sport of the ever popular Halcyon. Field dug. $17.50
blue legend BLUE LEGEND
L
Anderson 2010. This is a real blue, waxy, not a blue-green type. The thick, broad leaves and pale lavender flowers early-on make it a standout. Reaching 30" tall and 5 feet wide. Display  
blue mammoth
BLUE MAMMOTH
XL

Aden. Not Registered. Heavily textured, puckered, powder blue leaves with lots of substance. Pale lavender flowers. A good grower so allow space for eventual 5 foot diameter. Handles above average sun but does best at one third sun. 34"h X 65"w

 

$21.00
 
bluemouseears BLUE MOUSE EARS
S
E & J Deckert 2000. Deeply cupped, blue green leaves, round to almost heart shaped, thick and slug resistent. Forms a nice mound with pale lavender flowers. $17.50
blueshadows
BLUE SHADOWS
M
Anderson '80. Not a fast grower but one to admire in time! Thick, textured, rounded, heart shaped leaves. Dark shadows swirl into the chartreuse leaf center like an H.P. Lovecraft novel.
N/A 2017
 
blue splendor
BLUE SPLENDOR
ML
Zillis/Klehm '91. Intense blue leaves changing to blue-green. They are round, cupped, and corrugated. Short, near-white, bell shaped flowers. Fertile. A vigorous growing Blue Moon sport. Display.  
blueumbrellas
BLUE UMBRELLAS
XL
Aden '78. Blue green changing to dark green later in the summer. Leaves are heavy and drooping, hence the umbrella name. Pale lavender flowers to 36". Clumps to 4 feet. Look at the size!
17.50
bluevision
BLUE VISION
M
Aden '76. 12" X 5" blue green leaves with texture. White flowers over a period of time. More of a horizontal shape with taller scapes than say Elegans.
$17.50
 
bluewedgwood
BLUE WEDGWOOD
M
Eric Smith/Alex Summers 1988. A grey-blue hosta, named after its leaf shape. Has 13"-16" lavender flowers, good slug resistence. Does well as an edging plant. Correctly spelled without the second "e" which many try to add back in. $17.50 Limited Availability at Nursery
bobbie sue
BOBBIE SUE
L
Owens '94. Large, dark green leaves, glossy on both sides, with wide but irregular, slightly rippled margins, creamy at first, then changing to white in July. 32" scapes have pale lavender, more tubular blooms. Morning sun important as is moisture from July on to prevent edges from drying out, browning. $24.00
 
BORWICK BEAUTY
L
The name on this hosta is confusing. We have always known Borwick Beauty as Color Glory. No so. Paul Aden registered it as Color Glory in 1980 after purchasing it from G&B McBurnie in London. It is a mutation of Elegans. It has 8" round,variegated leaves with yellow centers, deep blue-green margins and pale lavender, funnel shaped flowers. A slower grower to get started that enjoys the shade. $19.50
 
BOTTOM LINE
XL
Winterberry Farms/Jim Anderson 2003. Another of the +110 sports of Sum and Substance. This hosta maintains the S&S attributes in terms of size and growth habit but is more attractive. Large green leaves with a variable gold margin. Leaves are glossy on top. Handles Vermont sun well. $24.00
 
BRAVE AMHERST
M
W&E Lachman '93. Thick, wavy, 12" blue-green leaves with 1" creamy white to light gold margin. 26" scapes with white flowers. Forms an impressive mound over time but be patient! $21.00 Limited Availablity at Nursery
btressinghamblue
BRESSINGHAM BLUE
L
Bloom '84. Exceptionally large, crinkled blue green, heart shaped leaves, near white flowers. You might find a hosta on the market still named Coerulea but it's really Bressingham Blue.
$17.50
 
brightlights
BRIGHT LIGHTS
M
Aden/Klehm. Our Alex loves this one! Puckered golden leaves with wide green-blue margins, white flowers. Light to full shade. Slow but beautiful in time.
$17.50
 
brimcup
BRIM CUP
S
Aden '86. Highly corrugated, cupped, dark green with wide creamy edges. 18" lavender flower scapes. Do not fertilize or leaves will tatter. Place leftover coffee grounds under this one to ward off slugs. BC is on the slug's Admiration Society list.
$15.50
 
brotherstephen
BROTHER STEPHEN
M
Petryszyn 1998. 35" X 24" Thick, slightly cupped, puckered leaves, yellow with a slightly rippled blue margin in spring changing to more green and a gold center by later July. Near white flowers on 24" scapes. $17.50
cameo
CAMEO
Mini
Hansen/Shady Oaks 2002. Green leaves, creamy white margin, lavender flowers in July. This is one of the Baby Bunting sports. 6"h X 12" w.
Display
 
captainkirk
CAPTAIN KIRK
M
Brill '99. Everyone including Star Trek fans will love this Gold Standard sport. Textured leaves with wide, dark green edges and gold centers. A very good grower.
$21.00
 
New to Display Garden 2014
CAROLINA BLUE
M
Solberg 2000. Light blue, round leaves that hold color even in summer sun. Light lavender, tubular flowers. A Halcyon X Riptide cross. $17.50
cherryberry
CHERRY BERRY
S
W&E Lachman '91. Upright mound of thin, smooth leaves. Start yellow, turn ivory white with some chartreuse streaks. Violet flowers on burgundy red scapes. Needs sunlight here. Watch for sports with dark green shiny leaves, tall scapes. That would be Maraschino Cherry.

 

$15.50

Limited Availability at Nursery
chinesesunrise
CHINESE SUNRISE
S
Summers/Schaeffer/Ruh '92. Shiny, narrow chartreuse-green leaves with slim, dark green margin, fading to light olive green by late July here. Late lavender flowers. Needs sun.
$12.50
 Limited Availability at Nursery
christmastree
CHRISTMAS TREE
L
Vaughn/Seaver '87. Creamy white edged, crinkled, rounded emerald green leaves. Good grower. Name comes from the 26" scapes--with some imagination you'll see why!
$15.50
 
CLAUSA
S
Nakai '30. A Korean species. Medium green, shiny 10" lance shaped leaves with prominent veining. 16" scapes with generous dark purple flowers. Stoliniferous. If you visit and pick up a pot, be prepared to pull tight--it may already have secured itself to the ground. George bought these with thoughts of hybridizing but they are kind of neat. A good ground cover. 10"h X 24"w. Field dug from display garden.
$12.50
 
CODY
Mini
Solberg '96. Shiny, dark green heart shaped leaves with deep lavender flowers. Forms a nice little mound characteristic of its Venusta heritage. Display  
COLOR GLORY
L

Aden '80. 7" round, variegated leaves with yellow center, blue-green margin and lavender flowers. A good grower that enjoys the shade.

NOTE: I am leaving this as a place holder for those looking for the name which is incorrect. Color Glory is actually Borwick Beauty by G&B McBurnie of London, not Aden who claimed it. Borwick Beauty is listed previously and alphabetically.

 
contopartiro
CON TI PARTIRO
S
Greg Johnson 2004. A Little Wonder X Blue Moon cross. Waxy, blue green leaves 4" X 2" with a cream margin. Pale lavender flower. New to display garden in 2014. Display  
New to Display Garden 2014
COTTON CANDY
M
Zillis '09. An interesting sport from Pathfinder. The 6" X 4" leaves are misted, brighter in spring then changing to green. The mottled look might raise caution at first glance as it might suggest virus but that's not true. This hosta's interest will stick with you. Display  
New to Display Garden 2014
COUSIN LOU ANN
M
Zillis '10. 10" X 9" bright green leaves cupped downward. The heavy corrugation and shiny finish catch your attention. Purple flowers top it off. Display  
New to Display Garden 2014
CRAZY FOR YOU
L
Dick & Jane Ward 2009. 9" x 7" cupped, corrugated, thick leaved, bright gold. One evaluator called it "unruly". George bought Spring Meadow's Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry to serve as contrast and give some close-by vertical. Thoughts when you see it? Display