PICTURE
NAME
Mini-S-M-L-XL
DESCRIPTION
$EACH
 
 
dancingintherain DANCING IN THE RAIN
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Walters Gardens 2004. Thick, corrugated blue leaves with blue-green streaks and pure white centers. Pale lavender, almost white flowers. A sport of Blue Umbrellas

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  DANCING QUEEN
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Terpening/Scheer 2005. Large leafed yellow with a very nice piecrust edge. Pale lavender flowers midseason, then leaves fade to pale yellow. Display  
darkstar
DARK STAR
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R. Herold. Forms mound of dark green leaves with long point & creamy edge, slight shine. Nice lavender flowers in August here.

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$15.50

 
daybreak
DAYBREAK
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Aden '86. Bright yellow green leaves with good substance. Lavender flowers on 30" scapes
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daysend DAY'S END
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M. Zillis '99. Medium large, shiny green centered leaves with golden yellow margins that widen some as plant matures. Lavender flowers. $17.50
dejablu
DEJA BLU
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Walters Gardens. Blue green leaves with irregular, creamy lines between the center and the yellow margin. Light lavender flowers. 14"h X 20"w. A vigorous grower.
$17.50
 
designer genes DESIGNER GENES
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Wrede 2005 7" bright yellow leaves with red petioles, yellow changing to chartreuse the end of July. Dark lavender blooms late July too. Avoid placement with bright sun. Display  
diamondtiara DIAMOND TIARA
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Z&Q Nursery/Zillis '85. Medium green, round leaves with a creamy white edge and 22" scapes with dark lavender flowers. Can handle sun or shade and is a vigorous grower. A Golden Tiara sport. Try some planted around the base of white hydrangeas. Notice the large clump in the display garden opposite the big willow. $12.75
  DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
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Walters Gardens 2012. A Diamond Tiara sport with whiter and wider white edge, gray green center. All the Tiara traits. Display
dickward
DICK WARD
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Hatfield '91. Puckered leaves with broad, dark green margins and golden yellow centers, obvious veining. Mature leaves are heavily corrugated. Pale lavender flowers on 24" scapes. Good slug resistance. 20" h X 30"w

$21.00

 
New 2017
DORSET BLUE
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Eric Smith '77. A powdery-blue, heart shaped, cupped, thick leaved hosta reaching 12" X 12" at maturity. Lavender-white flowers in clusters come August here. A slow grower but the blue for which Smith hostas are known is the reward. One of the progeny is Blue Jay which is on display along the fence towards the end of the display garden down past super sized Laurel and David. $21.00

New to Display Garden 2014

 

DOUBLE UP M-L

Bob Solberg '11. A tetraploid form of the species plantaginea that George is trialing here to see how it does. He last grew plantaginea itself in the early 90's when winter temps visited -35° and it didn't make it. We'll see how the tetraploid does. 8" X 6" glossy green, rubbery leaves. +4" long tubular flowers. Very fragrant!

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  DOUBLOONS
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M. Zillis/Zumbar '95. 10" gold to chartreuse leaves, pointed, dimpled, slight wave to edge, with good substance. 36" scape with near white flowers. Pest resistent & edges don't brown so this one has merit. Morning sun only. $21.00
dreamweaver
DREAM WEAVER
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Ruetenik/Walek '96. Wide margined blue green with chartreuse turning to ivory-white center. White flowers. Sport of Great Expectations. Divide often to keep leaf pattern stable. A good grower.
$21.00
 
dress blues
DRESS BLUES
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Zumbar '95. Spear shaped blue leaves with gold-yellow margins in spring changing to blue green leaves with a creamy white margin later. An open mound, 24" tall, 3 feet in diameter in time. This Halcyon hybrid puts up 30" tall scapes late season with lavender blooms. $17.50
DUPAIGE DELIGHT
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Zillis '91 Chartreuse changing to yellow leaves with +1" blue-green leaf margins. 28" scapes with white flowers. Spots and scorches like Frances Williams. 24"h X 36"w $17.50 Limited Availability at Nursery
earthangel
EARTH ANGEL
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Hansen/Shady Oaks 2002. Large heart shaped, pointed, blue green leaves with +1" wide creamy white margins. Beautiful specimen plant but leave space--remember Blue Angel heritage! 2009 Hosta of the Year. 30"h X 48"w
$21.00
 
  EL CAPITAN
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W&E Lachman '87. Large sage green leaves, puckered with creamy yellow edge. 22" X 30" Great color. Slow but good. $17.50 Limited Availability at Nursery
elegans ELEGANS XL Arends '87. This is a classic seen everywhere. Although it's listed as large, within six years here it clumps to exceed 5 feet wide and 3.5 feet tall. The large blue-green leaves are prominently blue in spring and the deep veins are noticeable. Early July sun will green up the leaves just after the white flowers bloom so place in filtered light. The scapes are held quite close to the leaves which is perhaps the only disadvantage. Often misnamed sieboldiana 'Elegans' but that's another story. Couple nice ones in the display garden. $15.50
 
EL NINO
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Piet Warmerdam 2003. Not registered with AHS yet. This is another great sport of ever popular Halcyon. 7"X 5" very blue leaves surrounded by a wide white border. 26" scapes with blue-lavender flowers. $17.50
ELVIS LIVES
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Avent '95. A Peter Pan X Green Fountins cross. Lance shaped dusty blue leaves, shiny on top, slight ripple, fading to green by end of July here. Forms a nice 48" X 24" clump over 4-5 years as parent Green Fountains does. Late July scapes, 22" tall, have tublular medium lavender flowers. Elvis Lives has become very popular among hybridizers. $17.50
New to Display Garden 2017
EMERALD RUFF CUT
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Jim Anderson 2003. A sport of Seaver's Sea Angel Wings. Golden yellow leaves with wavy, emerald green edges go to bright gold, then gold lightens. Display
New 2015
EMERALDS & RUBIES
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Dishon '94. Lance shaped medium green leaves , dull on top, shiny on bottom. There is a slight ripple to the edge. Bright red petioles carry some of their red into the leaves. Abundant, dark red 20" scapes with medium lavender flowers and interior stripes. $21.00
New 2015
EMERALD TIARA
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Walters Gardens '88. A Golden Scepter mutation resulting in a reverse of Golden Tiara. Dark green variable margin in spring with yellow center that goes to chartreuse by late July as the margin fades. In late season the 28" scapes are loaded with purple blooms. This is a vigorous clumper and a great grower like other Tiaras. Easy to divide and spread out. $15.50
empresswu EMPRESS WU XL To George's hosta knowledge, Empress Wu is the largest hosta as yet hybridized. This unregistered giant is the work of Brian and Virginia Skaggs. It has huge, dark green leaves more than 1.5 feet wide and long. The leaves have deep veins and excellent substance. Maturity is in the 5-6 year range and at that time plants will approach 5 feet wide and 4.5 feet tall with 5 foot flower scapes with pale lavender flowers. The name honors China's only lady emperor (624-705). The size and growth habits of the plant suggest the need for consistently moist soil and annual fertilizing at least twice. $24.00
fairmaiden
FAIR MAIDEN
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Walters Gardens/Falstad '93. Green leaves with gray-green centers and creamy white leading to leaf point. 16" scapes with lavender flowers. 14" high X 16" wide.
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  FANTABULOUS
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Elslager '99 Long, pointed dark green leaves, corrugated with a rippled, creamy white margin on a 28" plant. Lavender flowers follow on 24" scapes. In display garden along the fence, 3/4's down the walk, on the left.
$24.00
New To Display Garden 2017

 

FANTASY

ISLAND

 

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Solberg 2002.Tetraploid of its parent, Island Charm. White center with wide, dark green margin and lavender flowers. A vigourous grower.
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FIRN LINE
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Heemskerk 2012. Another new sport from First Frost/Halcyon heritage. Flat, lightly cupped blue greeen leaves with a creamy margin. 15" scapes with blue-lavender flowers. A good grower. $17.50
firstfrost
FIRST FROST
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Scolnik/Solberg 2002. A margined sport of Halcyon, that great blue! Begins in spring as blue-yellow and changes to dark green and creamy white. Pale lavender flowers. Keep an eye out for yellow sports. Note: Some larger pots for $21.00
$17.50
 
  FORMAL ATTIRE
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K. Vaughn '88. Crinkled, dark blue-green leaves with heavy substance. Wide creamy white margin that turns white as season progresses. 36" scape with pale lavender flowers. $21.00 Limited Availability at Nursery
fragrantblue FRAGRANT BLUE
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Aden '88. A powdery blue, heart shaped leaf and 20" flower scapes with near white/light lavender flowers that draw lots of fragrance from plantaginea heritage. This is a great blue that lasts all season as new leaf production continues for some time. $17.50 Limited Availability at Nursery
fragrantbouquet
FRAGRANT BOUQUET
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Aden '82. Thin apple green leaves with narrow, creamy-white margin. Large, memorably fragrant, white flowers blooming here in August. A fast grower best placed where sun allows for 4-5 hours.
$17.50
francee
FRANCEE
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Klopping '86. Wide, heart shaped forest green leaves with narrow white edge. Good grower. Check out Patriot and Minuteman and see if you see any resemblence---you should! They are both Francee sports.
$15.50
 
franceswilliams
FRANCES WILLIAMS
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F&C Williams '86. Heavily textured, large blue-green leaves, chartreuse margins, This is a slower grower but an impressive looking hosta over time. Avoid the sun and try to keep moist to minimize leaf scorch. George says he has never seen one that did not scorch by August. Just the same its popularity thrives. Olive Bailey Langdon is a nice substitute.
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fringebenefit
FRINGE BENEFIT
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Aden '86. Heart shaped, slightly puckered medium green leaves with white margin. Pale lavender flowers. A good grower! This is another hosta to use to begin a collection, and fill in new areas at low cost. Popular!
$17.50
 
frostedjade FROSTED JADE
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Lillian Maroushek '78. Flat, heart shaped, pointed, dark jade green with bright white narrow margins and slight wavy edge at maturity. Medium lavender flowers. Frosty look to leaves is perhaps a waxy coating similar to that on some blue hosta. $21.00

Limited Availability at Nursery

gardentreasure GARDEN TREASURE
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J. Schwarz '97 Starts dull blue in early spring then leaves grow to large, puckered, blue- green centers with golden-yellow margins. 36" scape of light lavender flowers catches your attention. George likes this one. Nice specimen in display garden.
$24.00
geisha
GEISHA
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Kevin Vaughn 1983. Known as Ani Machi from Japan which has been confusing. Light green, glossy leaved with dark green margins. The leaves have a twist. Lavender flowers in August. Shade to half sun. $17.50 Limited availability at Nursery
ginkocraig
GINKO CRAIG
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Here's a good story from the Hosta Library: "This plant was originally purchased at a Japanese flower market as an unnamed plant by Craig. He gave it to Alex Summers who named it for Craig's wife Ginko. It is assumed to be a wild collected sport of sieboldii."

For years George thought this was a miniature hosta. Dark green leaves with narrow white margins and dark lavender flowers. Had one in a garden, then garden got weedy and we forgot it was there for a few years. When he found it again, now in the mature form, it had much wider leaves +12" long with more prominent white and many leaf tears. Keeping it small is better.

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glory
GLORY
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Savory '85. 10" yellow-chartreuse heart shaped, slightly ruffled leaves. 24" scapes w/lavender flowers. $21.00
GOLD DROP
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Anderson '77. Heart shaped golden leaves, 15" scapes with pale lavender flowers. A fast grower forming nice looking little clumps, eventually a foot in diameter.
$12.75
 
goldedger
GOLD EDGER
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Aden '73. Light greenish yellow heart shaped leaves turning soft gold by July here. Nice mounding habit. Good to alternate with other small hosta along borders, walkways.
$12.75
 
gold regal GOLD REGAL
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Aden '74. Bright yellow changing to chartreuse. Upright plant, leaves are pointed and close with noticeable veining. Over 4-5 years will form a 3 foot mound. 30" scapes with medium lavender flowers. The famous Alex Summers hosta is a Gold Regal mutation. $21.00
goldstandard
GOLD STANDARD
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Banyai '76. One of the most popular of the older hostas. Gold with dark green, irregular edge. A rapid grower which does best in half day sun. Leaf color from dark green to almost yellow depending on placement. Lots of possibilities as a result. Eventually 4' to 5' across. 32 " tall. Original Pauline Banyai Gold Standard in the display garden.
$17.50
 
goldencrown
GOLDEN CROWN
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Fortunei aureomarginata. Fast growing, medium green leaves with wide white margins. Pale lavender flowers in late July.Good for mass planting in big swaths. One thing not to do: George planted some at the base of some Alberta Spruces. The hosta grew faster than the spruces and killed off the bottom branches of the spruce. Guess the hosta will be there for a long time.
$15.50
 
 
GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP
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Hideko Gowen '91. Upright hosta, leathery, shiny gold, cupped leaf with excellent substance. Clumps to about 3 feet at maturity. Flower scapes about 28" tall with lavender flowers the end of July here. $17.50
 
goldenscepter
GOLDEN SCEPTER
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R. Savory '83. 5" X 3" yellow leaves start bright, luminescent gold in spring. What a standout then! 20" flower scapes with purple striped flowers. An eye catcher, useful as an accent plant or edger.
$12.75
 
goldensculpture
GOLDEN SCULPTURE
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K. Anderson '82. Rounded yellow leaves, heavy corrugation, bell shaped white flowers. Vase shaped, impressive mound width over time.
$17.50
 
goldentiara
GOLDEN TIARA
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Savory '77. Green, heart shaped leaves with gold edge. Holds color well. Abundant purple blooms on tall scapes. Nice edger or ground cover.
$12.75
 
grandtiara GRAND TIARA
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Machen/Pollack '91. A Golden Tiara sport. A larger leaf size by 2-3 times Golden Tiara, with heavier sustance. Round creamy yellow chartreuse margin. A vigorous grower. In late July it is covered with 30" scapes of lavender purple flowers. $15.50
greatexpectations GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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Bond/Aden '88. Dark green, irregular margin, then lighter green interior fringe, then yellow chartreuse center. 30" scapes with white flowers. Not one of George's favorite hostas to grow because here it needs morning sun or light overshade all day plus consistent moisture. The GE sport named Dream Weaver is more in favor. Display  
GREEN EYES Mini Benedict '90. Chartreuse-gold leaves with thin, green, wavy margin. 14" scape with lavender flowers. Display  
greenfountain GREEN FOUNTAIN M-L Aden '79. Shiny, dense clump of dark green, lance shaped leaves that droop down. Many lavender flowers in late summer here. Makes a good choice for stream banks, light slopes. $15.50 Limited Availability at Nursery
greenpiecrust GREEN PIECRUST
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F. Williams/AHS 86. A subtle hosta with large, solid, dark green, pointed leaves with a little twist. Scapes hold pale lavender flowers. As it matures it makes a simple statement but still gathers attention. On hybridizers lists. $21.00 Limited Availability at Nursery
greenwedge GREEN WEDGE
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Aden '76. Green, heart shaped, shiny, leathery leaves, slight cupping, more chartreuse later in summer. Lavender flowers on 36" scapes. Display  
GROUND MASTER
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Aden '79. Wavy, irregular white edges, longer, narrow, medium green leaves. Stoliniferous. Lavender flowers. Leaf tears and some interest by insects similarly seen in its heritage of Neat Splash and Yellow Splash. Display  
groundsulphur
GROUND SULPHUR
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O'Hara '86. Chartreuse to deep yellow leaves fading late July to green-mustard. Medium lavender flowers, good accent for smaller blues such as Blue Cadet or Pacific Blue Edger. A good border plant.
$12.75
 
guacamole
GUACAMOLE
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Solberg '94. Large chartreuse green leaves with dark green edge, lavender flowers. 2002 Hosta of the Year. Light sun verging on shade placement brings out best color. A sport of Fragrant Bouquet. Some larger pots available at the farm too.
$21.00
 
Guardian Angel GUARDIAN ANGEL
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Thompson '95. A variegated Blue Angel sport that shows some individual variation based on geographic planting location. Here in the north, a broad white leaf center appears in the spring that changes to medium green with an ovious blue border. The large leaves are pointed, heavily textured and hold downward. Different leaves show different variation. White flowers on 48" scapes midseason. $21.00

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HACKSAW

 

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R. Livingston 2003. Not Registered. An Atom Smasher X Stiletto cross. A small, vigorous grower with narrow, tapered leaves that are rippled and serrated. Lavender blooms open late season.Winner of the 2003 Lachman Award for best seedling. Display  
hadspenblue
HADSPEN BLUE
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Smith/Aden '76. 7"-8" long blue green leaves with heavy texture forming a nice clump. Lavender flowers.
$17.50
 
halcyon
HALCYON
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Smith '88. Blue green leaves maturing to chalk blue, heart shaped with obvious veins. Pale lavender flowers on 22" scapes. One of the very best. Take a look at June and First Frost to remind yourself of the good genetics in this parent.
$17.50
 
 
HALF AND HALF
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Naylor Creek Nursery. This is a Lakeside Cupcake sport. The thick leaves have a dark green border with pure white in the center and a medium shade of lighter green in between the white and the dark green. Scapes have lavender flowers. The plant forms a low growing clump. It is a moderate grower here. $17.50
New to Display Garden 2017
HARPOON
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Roy Herold 2000. Narrow, glossy green, wavy leaves with a gold border that changes to cream. Tall scapes with dark lavender blooms that stand out from a distance.
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hihosilver
HI HO SILVER
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Walters Gardens '97. A Ginko Craig sport. Lance shaped leaves, wavy edge, wide white margin, Smaller than Ginko Craig. 12"h X 16"h $17.50
 
highsociety
HIGH SOCIETY
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Hans Hansen/Shady Oaks 2004. Narrow leaves with pale yellow in spring evolving to white with wide blue margin by summer. Flowers are pale lavender. This is a sport of June. $21.00
 
HIRAO SUPREME
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S. Hirao/Zillis/Ruh. Medium green, wavy leaves with 36" scapes, abundant lavender flowers.
$24.00
 
Holy Mole
HOLY MOLE
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Hansen/Avent 2003. A Guacamole sport. Large, thin leaves with chartreuse centers and a 2" wide dark green border. 30" scapes with large, very fragrant white flowers. This is a vigorous grower. It can handle sun just like Avocado, Fragrant Bouquet, and Guacamole so plant accordingly to encourage faster growth. $21.00
hyacinthina HYACINTHINA
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Silvery grey, heart shaped leaves to gray green as season progresses. Fast, easy grower forming a clump +5 feet wide, almost 3 feet tall in time. $15.50
hydonsunset
HYDON SUNSET
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Arthur George '88. Wavy yellow-chartreuse leaves on mound forming plant only 5"-6" tall. Color dulls by August. Lavender flowers. Named after Hydon Nursery in Surrey, England
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