Hostas Hostas and more Hostas

Hostas are such a mainstay of the shade garden, we thought they deserved their own page. The choice in hostas can be overwhelming. Even we get overwhelmed! So we’ve recruited Bruce and Janet Buehrig to help with our selection. They are members of the St. Louis Hosta Society and really know their stuff. Every time I think I’ve procured a brand new hosta, Bruce has been growing it for several years. He can be reached for more information about hostas or gardening at Buehrig31@aol.com.

Hosta Autumn Frost

Hosta Autumn Frost

Leaves emerge frosty blue-green with a wide yellow margin in spring and then turn green with a creamy white margin. One of the showiest of all hostas. Light lavender flowers. 12 inches.

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

A small hosta that’s only 8 inches tall. Thick heart-shaped leaves are bluish green. Forms a perfect symmetrical mound with clusters of lavender bell-shaped flowers.

Hosta Blueberry Muffin

Hosta Blueberry Muffin

Long-lasting blue foliage deepend to blue-green in the summer. Rounded puckered leaves. Lavender flowers. 14 inches

Hosta Brother Stefan

Hosta Brother Stefan

A favorite of hosta collectors! Forms a large clump of thick, heavily corrugated, puckered leaves. Spring leaves are gold with blue margins. Summer leaves are gold with green margins. Near-white flowers. 20 inches.

Hosta Coast to Coast

Hosta Coast to Coast- Temporarily Not Available 

This giant solid gold hosta makes a striking specimen. Emerges chartreuse -yellow then turns lighter gold in the summer. Thick puckered wavy leaves form an upright vase shaped clump. Violet flowers. 2020 Hosta of the Year! 30 inches.

Hosta Cool as a Cucumber

Hosta Cool as a Cucumber- Temporarily Not Available

This hosta forms a showy clump of long, tapered leaves with bright green margins and clear white centers. Upright when young, matures into a graceful arching mound. White flowers. 28 inches.

Hosta Curly Fries

Hosta Curly Fries

This popular  small hosta forms a clump of extremely rippled, narrow leaves. Chartreuse foliage is best with a bit of morning sun. Mature leaves have red speckled stems. Lavender flowers.  6 inches.

Hosta Diamond lake

Hosta Diamond Lake

Heart-shaped blue leaves are thick and heavily corrugated with wavy margins. Large plant with large leaves measuring up to 9 inches wide by 11 inches long. Lavender flowers. Hosta of the Year 2022!  20 inches.

Hosta Empress Wu

Hosta Empress Wu

This super-sized hosta makes a tremendous focal point. Huge, thick, dark green, deeply veined leaves form a massive  upright clump. Pale violet flowers. 3-4 ft.

Hosta Fire Island

Hosta Fire Island

Brilliant yellow leaves emerge on red spring stems. Foliage darkens to chartreuse in the summer. Lavender flowers. 10-14 inches.

Hosta Francee

Hosta Francee

A good old dependable hosta like patriot. Vigorous and perfect for edging or landscaping. Green leaves with narrow white margins Lavender flowers. Has some sun tolerance. 14 inches

Hosta Guacamole

Hosta Guacamole

Huge apple-green leaves develop dark green margins and bright gold centers. Large, fragrant near-white to lavender flowers. Has some sun tolerance. 22 inches.

Hosta Happy Dayz

Hosta Happy Dayz

Leaves of good substance have yellow centers with blue-green margins. Distinct variegation does not fade. Light lavender flowers. 18 inches.

Hosta Island Breeze

Hosta Island Breeze

Wide green margins contrast with bright yellow centers in spring. Colors fade a bit with summer heat. Showy reddish stems. Dark lavender flowers. 12 inches.

Hosta June

Hosta June

One of the best hostas on the market. an Effinger favorite. Wide, jetting blue-green margins and chartreuse centers in spring. Centers turn gold in summer. Pale lavender flowers. 15 inches.

Hosta Maui Buttercups

Hosta Maui Buttercups

One of the best small yellow hostas. Bright gold, 5 inch rounded leaves are cupped and corrugated. Near-white flowers. 10 inches.

Hosta Mini Skirt

Hosta Mini Skirt

This mini hosta has very wavy, thick blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins in the spring. Centers turn green and edges lighten to creamy white in summer. Pale lavender flowers. 5 inches.

Hosta Minuteman

Hosta Minuteman

A stunning variegated hosta. Dark green leaves with wide, near-white margins. Pale lavender flowers. 18 inches.

Hosta Night Before Christmas

Hosta Night Before Christmas

Huge, dark green leaves with striking cream white centers. Forms a dense mound. Pale lavender flowers. 18 inches

Hosta Patriot

Hosta Patriot

A popular old-fashion favorite. Dark green leaves with crisp wide, white margins. Has some sun tolerance. 22 inches.

Hosta Rainbow's End

Hosta Rainbow’s End- Temporarily Not Available

Shiny bright yellow leaves of good substance have dark green margins that jet into the center and brighten to creamy white in summer. Showy red stems carry lavender flowers. 11 inches.

Hosta School Mouse

Hosta School Mouse

Thick coarsely wavy leaves have blue-green centers and creamy yellow margins. Lavender flowers. 8 inches.

Hosta Stained Glass

Hosta Stained Glass

Huge 10 inch long, brilliant gold leaves with wide, dark green margins. Large, fragrant lavender flowers. Has some sun tolerance. 15 inches

Hosta Sum and Substance

Hosta Sum and Substance

Excellent giant  hosta. Leaf color varies with sun exposure from light green to gold. Lavender flowers. Has some sun tolerance. 36 inches

Hosta Waterslide

Hosta Waterslide

Wavy, ruffled leaves with heavy substance. The blue, rippled leaves look like water splashing in the shade garden. Lavender flowers. 14 inches.

 

Hosta Wheee!

Hosta Wheee! 2021 Hosta of The Year

Extremely ruffled leaves all the way from the crown out to the leaf tips. Leaves are green with cream margins. Light lavender flowers. 11-18 inches.

Hosta Wrinkle in Time

Hosta Wrinkle in Time

Dark green leaves with showy, wavy yellow margins. Margins mature to creamy white in summer. Lavender flowers. 9 inches.

Hosta Wu-La-La

Hosta Wu-La-La

A sport of Empress Wu. The same large size but has attractive blue-green leaves with apple-green margins. Like its parent, this hosta takes about 5 years to reach full size. Violet flowers. 3-4 ft.

 

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