PICTURE
NAME
Mini-S-M-L-XL

 

DESCRIPTION
$EACH
 
icecream
ICE CREAM
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Rossing '98. Deep green center, gold margin, pale lavender flowers on 12" scapes. Good border or rock garden addition. Sport of Vanilla Cream
$19.00
 
independence
INDEPENDENCE
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Walters Gardens 2001. Rounded, heart shaped leaves with dark green centers sprinkled with green flecks, and wide creamy white margins. 22"h X 26"w. Reverse of Revolution. From our experience, this is prone to reversion.
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inniswood
INNISWOOD
M-L Inniswood Metro Gardens '93. Golden yellow leaves, cupped and corrugated, with deep green, irregular margins and lots of texture. White flowers. Pest resistent. Very popular. $17.50
INVINCIBLE
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Aden '86. Shiny, slightly wavy, pointed, dark green leaves, fragrant light lavender flowers. Rapid grower. Circle with coffee grounds or slug baits for slug protection. Sadly, slugs love the thin leaves
$15.50
 
islandcharm ISLAND CHARM
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Rasmussen '97. Thick, yellow to creamy white center with medium green margins. Dark lavender flowers. A vigorous grower. Display  
ivorycoast IVORY COAST
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Dennis Savory 1999. A sport of the very popular Sagae, although somewhat smaller and easier to figure out how to pronounce. Thick, ovate leaves, rippled, grey-green to start then becoming more blue-green by July. There is a creamy white leaf margin that is wider than on Sagae. Lavender flowers in late July. A good grower. Limited at the nursery for 2017.  
Added to Display Garden 2015
IVORY QUEEN
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Walters Gardens 2013. A sport of Blue Ivory (Halcyon heritage). Thick leaves, cream, almost white centers surrounded by blue green margins. Lighter green border then cream and green. Cream scapes with pale lavender flowers. $17.50
Added to Display Garden 2014
JETSTREAM
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Doug Beilstein seedling that has not been registered. Uniform shape of waxy blue leaves. In Vermont give it some sun. Limited number for sale in 2017. Ask. Limited number for sale in 2017. Ask.  
jewelofthenile
JEWEL OF THE NILE
  We had some very nice Jewel of the Nile growing until Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 but instead of the Nile they washed down the Winooski River. Now starting over again. $21.00 Limited number for sale in 2017. Ask
jimmycrackcorn
JIMMY CRACK CORN
  I made my first trip to Fernwood, Rick Sawyer's fabulous shade gardens on the fateful 9-11. It was a memorable day for many reasons. Back then Rick was growing in Sawyerville, Maine but since then has moved down the road to Montville. I immediately spotted his Jimmy Crack Corn, with Piedmont heritage. It's a must-have for the garden. The name is appealing but the hosta is strong, vibrant and a great contrast to blues and variegated plants. $19.50
june
JUNE
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Neo Plants '91. Blue edged leaves with creamy yellow centers that change slowly to dark chartreuse with corrugation in time. White flowers mid summer. This is a sport of Halcyon. George says ten years from now it will continue to rank on the top ten sales list.
$17.50
 
junefever
JUNE FEVER
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Van den Top/van Eechaute 2004. Golden centered leaves with narrow blue green edges. 24" lavender scapes. Intense spring color.
21.00
 
justso
JUST SO
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Aden '86. Chartreuse yellow leaves with narrow green margin and light lavender flowers. Just So and Little Sunspot are two small hostas that should be included in every garden. Great for the border, good growth rate, contrast nicely with other companion plants. Trouble is they sell faster than we can grow them.
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Added to Display Garden in 2017

KING TUT
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Gretchen Harshbarger 1981. A Tokudama aureonebulosa hybrid. Light green, heart shaped, heavily textured, puckered leaves that turn yellow gold as season progresses. Light lavender-white flowers by the end of July. Brother Stephen is among the progeny. Display  
kiwifullmonty
KIWI FULL MONTY
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Barry Sligh 2000. A Striptease sport. A lighter blue- green outer leaf color, almost frosty, with a slightly darker blue green leaf center surrounded by a white line just like Striptease. As the summer progresses the center turns gold. Light lavender flowers. This is a vigorous grower! $17.50
knockout
KNOCK OUT
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Aden '86. Blue green heart shaped leaves, irregular creamy yellow margins, lavender flowers. 18" X 30" Display  
komododragon
KOMODO DRAGON
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Seaver & Seaver 2004. Large dark green, pointed leaves with piecrust edge, tall scapes and white flowers. Rapid grower so leave plenty of room. Light shade. 32"h X 72" wide Display  
KOREAN SNOW
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Niche Gardens/Solberg '99. Medium green leaves with flecks of white and green, some cream streaks and pale purple flowers. Very interesting! Display  
koriyama
KORIYAMA
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Japan. Experts are confused about this one because two plants may have same registration.This is a small, upright medium green hosta with a creamy margin. Flowers are purple striped. It has a wavy edge and is stoliniferous. Use for ground cover plantings.
$15.50
 
krossaregal
KROSSA REGAL
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Krossa '80. Tall, distinctive vase shaped plant with heart shaped, powdery blue, ribbed, textured leaves with ruffled edges. Sterile but a good grower with 5-6 foot scapes. Sun to half shade here. We also have some 12 gallon pots for $38. each
$17.50
 
KUKUTTII KIFUKURIN
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Japan. Some consider species some say the plant is already registered as 'Shelleys' Has elongated green leaves with a two tone border of cream and yellow. Has medium lavender flowers late summer.
$17.50
 
lacybelle
LACY BELLE
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Elongated blue green leaves with creamy yellow, irregular edge and lavender flowers. Simple with many uses. George likes this one.
$15.50
 
New
LAKESIDE ACCOLADE
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Chastain '88. A Little Aurora hybrid. Dark, black-green, heart shaped leaves, shiny, cupped, with sharp pointed tips. It's interesting to note that this hosta grows much better in Vermont than in the south. The flower scapes are loaded with bloom but the flowers are light lavender here, white down south. We are not sure why. Display
Lakeside Baby Face
LAKESIDE BABY FACE
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Chastain '97 A small, blue-green, heart shaped hosta with a creamy white edge. Thick little leaves and it clumps quickly. It is ideal for rock gardens, front of border situations, and some, well situated planters. $17.50
Lakeside ChaCha
LAKESIDE CHA CHA
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Chastain '94. Soft yellow to lime green, ovate leaves with white border and heavy substance form an upright clump of notice. Light lavender flowers. $21.00 Limited Availability only at Nursery 
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LAKESIDE COAL MINER
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Chastain '98. This is a very dark, shiny, wavy, ovate leafed hosta with dark purple flowers. It reaches clump size of 24" X18". A good grower that contrasts so well with companions in the shade garden.

$17.50
lakesidekaleidoscope
LAKESIDE KALEIDOSCOPE
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Chastain '94. A small to medium sized hosta, blue-green leaves, wavy and ovate, that have an uneven, wide white border and streaks extending into mid leaf range. George has tried not to sell it because in its early years it appears to turn ratty and torn looking by late July. Our recent observation is that it needs to get some age before it dependably holds its foliage well here. George has moved plants around several times so by this point maybe anything he says about the plant's behavior is not quite acccurate. $17.50 Limited availability at the nursery. Field dug from the display gardens.
lakesidelollipop
LAKESIDE LOLLIPOP
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Chastain '93. This description is copied from the Hosta Library. Mary Chastain wrote it herself. "Hosta "Lakeside Lollipop", a small, low-growing plant, was so named because each leaf and its petiole is shaped like an old-time all-day sucker. The very dark green leaves are nearly round with a rounded base. They are flat and have a unique edge turning upward, thus providing further interest to the clump. Pure white flowers on well proportioned scapes contrast with the leaves. Parentage of this 1993 introduction is unknown (MC)." $21.00 Limited availability at nursery. Field dug from the display gardens.
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LAKESIDE ROY EL
  Chastain '94. Named after her husband Roy, this large, ovate, upright hosta has shiny green leaves that have an early season border of yellow that changes to cream in late July here in Vermont. The scapes hold orchid flowers that produce viable seed. Display
Lakeside Shore Master
LAKESIDE SHORE MASTER
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Chastain '98 Unknown parentage matters not as this is a beauty. Heavy leaves, blue changing to dark green leaves with yellow centers. Vigorous grower. George's favorite Lakeside. $24.00
 
lakesidezinger
LAKESIDE ZINGER
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Chastain '98. Deep green leaves with irregular, wide white margins and speckled with green dots, lavender flowers. A vigorous grower
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lauraanddarrell LAURA & DARRELL
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Dick and Jane Ward '97. Medium green, darker green towards center, wide yellow margin and lots of substance. There is slight leaf cuppping. 20" scapes bear pale lavender flowers. Highly irregular streaking in some leaves. A Zounds sport. Great specimen in hosta display garden, by back fence, down towards end. $24.00
leadinglady
LEADING LADY
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Wilkins '95. Large, dark green leaves, slightly rippled, heavy substance with gold edge changing to creamy white. 32" green scape with light lavender flowers. Lots of plant in an upright shape. 23" high by 40" wide
$24.00
leathersheen
LEATHER SHEEN
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M. Zillis/Lohman. Dark green, glossy leaves with pale lavender flowers on 24" scapes. Very nice front of border plant.
$17.50
Limited Availability at Nursery 
Lemon Delight
LEMON DELIGHT
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Roger Bowden/ Pete & Jean Ruh 2005. A sport of Lemon Lime. Reverse of Twist of Lime. Leaves medium green center with yellow margin, slight ripple, light twist. 6-8" tall plant with 18" scapes carrying abundant purple flowers. Great edger, specimen plant, or rock garden addition. Vigorous grower. $12.75
lemonlime
LEMON LIME
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Savory '88. A "sweet, small hosta." says Gail. Chartreuse leaves with lavender flowers. Rapid grower so easy to line out for borders, add to rock gardens, along steps and walkways. Nice with painted ferns or variegated heucheras. Also contrasts well under/around dwarf conifers.
$12.75
 
liberty
LIBERTY
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Machen 2000. This sport of Sagae is a real winner with thicker leaves and brighter coloration.The wide yellow margin turns creamy and slightly larger as summer progresses. Again this is an upright plant with tall scapes and lavender flowers. George bought his first one in Maine in 2004 and calls it the lighthouse of his hosta garden here on the mountain. The bright color shines. Three plants in the display garden at the flower farm need to be relocated. They looked terrific until a storm took down the box elder that provided just the right amount of light for perfect color.
$21.00
 
 
LITTLE AURORA
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Aden '78. 3" X 1.25" golden and cupped leaves with lavender flowers on 14" scapes. Border and rock garden plant. Reminds us of a customer named Aurora--heh, did we miss her last year?
$12.75
 
Little Black Scape
LITTLE BLACK SCAPE
S-M Avent '95. Golden-chartreuse heart shaped leaves with 20" dark scapes turning darker in season. Medium lavender flowers contrast with leaf/scape colors. Part sun. $17.50
littlejim
LITTLE JIM
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Benedict '86. A sport of Saishu Jima. This lance shaped green leaf has irregular white streaking and often produces streaked seedlings. Purple flowers. Good for lining out along border or for rock gardens. Known to revert over time. Display  
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LITTLE STARLET D/S Zillis 2011. A sport of Little Miss Magic. 5" X 2" long, narrow, yellow leaves with white margin. Leaves are rippled, shiny, a bit waxy. The center changes to green as summer progresses. Display  
littlesunspot
LITTLE SUNSPOT
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Briggs Nursery. Medium gold with 1/2" wide green margin, some corrugation, white and lavender striped flowers. On George's list of small hostas you must have. In greater demand than we can seem to grow.
$17.50
 Limited Availability at Nursery
 
LITTLE WHITE LINES
Mini Zillis '88. medium green, flat leaves with white margins, 20" scape with purple flowers. Does best on perimeter line with sun, possibly due to Sum and Substance heritage. Display  
Longissima
LONGISSIMA
Mini Honda 1935. A species. Long, narrow, dark green, lance shaped leaves that arch back to ground. Scapes with purple flowers. Good selection for rock gardens. Bitsy Gold is progeny example. $10.50 Limited Availability at Nursery 
lovepat
LOVE PAT
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Aden '78. Thick blue gray leaves, deeply puckered and cupped. Combines well with Zounds and Blue Shadows.
$19.50
 
loyalist
LOYALIST
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G. van Eijk-Bos/Falstad. A Patriot sport. Creamy white leaves, dark green margin, pale lavender flowers on 24" scape. Popular.
$17.50
 
Lucy Vitols
LUCY VITOLS
M-L M. Seaver 89. Green-yellow, heart shaped, puckered, heavily corrugated leaves with dark green margins. There is some irregular streaking with age. Gail likes this which is why we never have enough as she recommends it often. $21.00
 
Majesty
MAJESTY
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Garbe '99. Another Sagae sport. Dark green leaves and yellow margins bright in spring then changing to white.
$24.00
 
mamamia
MAMA MIA
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Herb Bendict. Not registered. Dark green, shiny early on, with wide gold margin fading to cream over summer. Some corrugation. Lavender flowers. Clumps nicely. Is friends with slugs so consider this when planting. Instead of "circle the wagons", "circle with coffee grounds". $17.50  Limited Availability at Nursery
mapleleaf
MAPLE LEAF
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Eldren Minks 1972. A sport of Frances Williams. Large green leaves, heavily corrugated, with a variable chartreuse to gold margin that appears to be influenced in size and color by seasonal sunlight. Scapes mature at 28"-30" with near white flowers. Appropriate to Vermont with its maples and maple syrup. Display  
mariachi
MARIACHI
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Zillis/Vanous 2010. This is a sport of Guacamole. Reversed so dark green in center, golden margin. Shiny, wavy. 10" X 8" leaves. Pale, pale lavender flowers, fragrant so never enough bloom. Display  
Added to Display Garden Spring 2017 MARILYN MONROE
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Jim Hawes/Pete&JeanRuh 2005. Pointed, heart shaped green leaves, thick, with slight cupping and uniform wavy edges, The leaf backs are white and the petioles are red. Lavender flowers arrive late season Display  
maui buttercups
MAUI BUTTERCUPS
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Vaughn '91. One of the best small gold-yellows. This one is deeply puckered, cupped, medium yellow-gold with 5" rounded leaves. A vigorous grower. Light shade.
$17.50
 
medusa
MEDUSA
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R. Herold '93 Ivory to yellow leaves with 1/4" twist of green margin. Pale purple flowers. George likes it but doesn't know why. Maybe the name as he likes history. It needs slug control or it is history for the season.
$12.75
 Limited Availability at Nursery
Midas Touch
MIDAS TOUCH
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Aden '78. Upright, deep yellow, deeply cupped, corrugated leaves. 36" scapes with white flowers. $17.70 Limited Availability at Nursery 
Midwest Magic
MIDWEST MAGIC
M-L Zillis/Schwarz '99. Golden yellow pointed leaves with one inch wide dark green margin. 28" scapes with pale lavender leaves. Slug resistent. Terrific specimen on dispay! Display  
minuteman
MINUTEMAN
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Machen '94. Deep green leaves, with slight shine on top, with wide, smooth,creamy white margin and lavender leaves. Good grower and can handle some sun. A Francee sport.
$17.50
 
montana
montana AUREOMARGINATA
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Maekawa 1940. Wide yellow-cream margin on large, pointed, glossy green leaf. This is a beautiful hosta once you get by spring frosts which slow it down. It's the first to come up and the first to get frosted. Pale lavender flowers top it off. Half sun to do best. A "must have" for the collector!
$19.00

Also a few larger plants at nursery for $24

 
moonlightsonata
MOONLIGHT SONATA
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G. Johnson. An Invincible X Northern Halo cross. Bluish green leaves with wavy edge,deep veins, cupping and nice stature. The leaves extend out like a welcoming hand. On George's "simple but nice" list. BTW the name is from 1802 when Beethoven released "Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Opus 27, No. 2."
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Added to Display Garden Spring 2017

MOON RIVER
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Lachman '91. A Crepe Suzette X Blue Moon hybrid. Heart shaped, blue-green leaves, corrugated, average substance, with wide but variable, creamy margins. Forms a 16" round mound, 12" tall with pale lavender flowers on 24" scapes. A vigorous grower. Display  
morninglight
MORNING LIGHT
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G. van Eijk/Van Erven. Wide, dark green margin with thick, golden yellow centers, nice variegation. Pale lavender flowers.
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NIFTY FIFTY
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Herb Benedict '86. With heritage dating through 'Dorothy Benedict' back to 'Frances Williams', this is still a slow grower but very nice in time. Leaves are irregular, blue -green w/ cream margin after a yellow spring start. Cluster of lavender flowers top 28"-30" scapes and leaves cup over the years. Display  
nightbeforchristmas
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
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Machen '94. 8" long, deep green leaves with 3" wide, clear white borders. Lavender flowers. Plant in light to medium shade. Real beauty develops in year 4 when it clumps up.
$21.00
 
New
NIGRESCENS
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This is a large species we picked up years ago as we collected species and thought of future hybridizing. It was never much of a seed producer. It was found on Honshu Island, Japan where it is native. The Japanese name Kuro Giboushi or black hosta originates because of the dark color of its new growth in spring. It has an upward growing habit and has very tall flower scapes in the 7-8 foot range similar to one of its progreny, Krossa Regal. Both have pale lavender flowers. The leaves are grey/blue-green and are cupped, corrugated and glaucous. Gold Regal is another of its progreny which we carry. It won the Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta award in 1997. $21.00
New
NORTHERN EXPOSURE
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To George, Alex and me, this is another hosta with a confusing heritage. Originally named Northern Halo, this hosta was one of 2-3-4 -maybe more- seedlings sold as such from sieboldiana 'Elegans' . Apparenlty Walters Gardens tried to clean up the situation in 1997 by registering this one. The original Northern Exposure had a yellow edge that turned cream, then white. This one turns creamy yellow, not white as July ends here. Over time this large hosta exceeds 5 foot wide clumps to 36" tall and scapes to 34" with white flowers. As I look at Northern Exposure in various gardens and in pictures it seems more folks than us are still confused-- but--new or old, it's still a nice leaf. $17.50