Hosta

HOSTA If not overdone Hostas can present a spectacular accent in a shady garden, Poorly laid out and overdone with prominent labeling they can be hideous, We have tried to offer a sampling of the range of foliage types available, focusing mostly on classic plants along with some moderately priced newer introductions. We have attempted to select the best in each category, . It was a daunting task to narrow the list of available and moderately priced plants to just the very best, we think we did a good job. Be wary when price shopping as you may receive a tiny plant barely out of the tissue culture tube, ours are all large divisions and many have multiple eyes.____ZONE 4



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Hosta venusta

Hosta venusta

One of the tiniest Hostas from Korea and Japan, small enough for the rock garden these have a high cute quotient.
$8.00

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Hosta 'Tiny Tears'

Hosta 'Tiny Tears'

Very tiny like a diminutive venusta, it is perfect in a trough.
$12.00

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Hosta 'Wogan'

Hosta 'Wogan'

Martin brought us this medium sized Japanese Hosta, its cute but not stunning, falls in my yet another Hosta category.
$12.00

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Hosta clausa v. clausa

Hosta clausa v. clausa

This summer we had a visit from the owner of a well-known wholesale nursery, and as we came up the driveway past our patch of Hosta clausa, he asked what sort of Convolaria (Lily-of-the-valley) it was, and didn't believe us at first when we told him it was a hosta. Everything about this species is different. Instead of tight clumps, it runs, forming a ground cover of nearly erect leaves. And then, in late summer, it gets even more unusual when it starts flowering. Instead of the usual washed-out mauve blooms, it forms spikes of dark purple flower buds that shift to almost magenta at their bases. Even stranger, those buds never open, but stay as tight little balloons that keep on coming for weeks and weeks. Hands down the brightest, most wonderful flowering of any hosta, and sets everyone drooling the moment they see it, especially since it performs in late summer when the shade garden is apt to get a little dull.
$12.00

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Hosta 'Baby Bunting'

Hosta 'Baby Bunting'

The dwarf solid blue plant that sported Pandora's box and Hope, it is a nice small Hosta.
$15.00

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Hosta 'Chinese Sunrise'

Hosta 'Chinese Sunrise'

A variegated hybrid of Hosta cathayana bred by Gus Krossa, it is an interesting small plant that seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
$15.00

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Hosta venusta 'Kin Botan'

Hosta venusta 'Kin Botan'

A nice gold edged form of the “thumbnail Hosta”; the large pinkish purple flowers seem huge next to the miniscule plants. Ender tried to translate 'Kin Botan' on the web and it is either small button or small tree peony.
$15.00

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Hosta venusta 'Porter'

Hosta venusta 'Porter'

One of the smallest venusta forms, this is a perfect trough Hosta, when grown in the sun it really tightens up but it seems to tolerate such abuse and still thrive.
$15.00

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Hosta 'Pandora's Box'

Hosta 'Pandora's Box'

Considered one of the best small Hostas, small rounded leaves with a splash of white variegation in the center, it is indeed very beautiful, but like so many of the variegates it can be a bit variable.
$19.00

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Hosta 'Tongue Twister'

Hosta 'Tongue Twister'

A small hosta, about 8 inches tall, 18 inches wide with dark, glossy narrow leaves with distinctly twisted, wavy leaves. The look is distinctly different and cool, not the same-old, same-old tired hosta look.
$19.00

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