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Hosta

Hostas are an exceptionally diverse family of woodland plants. Grown primarily for their fantatstic foliage, many also have lovely blooms, some of which are quite fragrant. They are able to tolerate a wide range of conditions, but generally prefer bright light in shaded areas. Although some hostas can take a small amount of sun, we know of no hosta that can take full sun here in central Virginia. Blue hostas maintain their color best in cool, lightly shaded situations. Some hostas will change or temporarily lose their variegation in the heat of summer.

Hostas will grow in ordinary garden soil and withstand drought and dry soils, but they are most beautiful when provided with ample moisture and organic matter. Fertilize lightly in spring for best plant development and mulch with organic matter to moderate soil temperature and moisture loss. Remove old foliage when it dies in the fall.


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Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

Plantain Lily

Deep blue-green leaves are heavily cupped and corrugated. Foliage is so cupped that when it rains, they often hold water in their leaves. An excellent specimen hosta. Near white flowers in July. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Hosta Ann Kulpa

Hosta Ann Kulpa

Plantain Lily

Corrugated, heart shaped, bright green leaves have a narrow center that emerges cream and turns white. White center narrows as plants mature. Good substance and vigor. Lavender blooms in July.

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Hosta Aphrodite

Hosta Aphrodite

Plantain Lily

Huge (3.5”), fragrant, double white blooms appear above mounds of glossy green foliage from late July to September. One of the most fragrant hostas available! Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Hosta August Moon

Hosta August Moon

Plantain Lily

Large, heavily corrugated, greenish-gold leaves. A classic gold hosta. Pale lavender flowers. Award winner. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Can be grown under black walnut trees.

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Hosta Autumn Frost

Hosta Autumn Frost

Plantain Lily

Broad, oblong leaves of frosty blue emerge in spring with wide yellow margins that lighten to creamy white in the summer. Light lavender flowers in July. Good substance. A Proven Winner variety. Plant patented.

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Hosta Barbara Ann

Hosta Barbara Ann

Plantain Lily

Thick, corrugated, blue-green leaves have broad creamy margins that lighten to white as the season progresses. The heart-shaped leaves may cup up slightly.

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Hosta Big Daddy

Hosta Big Daddy

Plantain Lily

Thick, heavily corrugated leaves are rich blue-green and can reach 15" long and 10 1/2" wide. Slug resistant. One of the best large hostas. Near white blooms in June. Award winner.

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Hosta Blue Angel

Hosta Blue Angel

Plantain Lily

Huge, heavily textured blue leaves are held like angel's wings and can reach 16" long and 12" wide. One of the finest blue hostas. Near white flowers in July.

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Hosta Blue Hawaii

Hosta Blue Hawaii

Plantain Lily

Giant plants have an upright, vase-shaped habit. Intense powder blue, heart-shaped leaves are slightly cupped with good substance. Plants in shade maintain color throughout season. White blooms in July.

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Hosta Blue Ivory

Hosta Blue Ivory

Plantain Lily

Large blue leaves are edged in creamy white. Edges whiten and center deepens to blue-green in summer. Purple blooms in July. Thick, slug-resistant foliage is heavily quilted. Slow to reach mature size, but worth the wait. Plant patented.

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Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears

Plantain Lily

Miniature. Its tiny blue-green leaves are only two inches across and form small 6" mounds that are topped by lavender blooms in summer. The leaves hold their color well into summer and new ones continue to unfurl throughout the season. 2008 Hosta

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Hosta Blue Wedgwood

Hosta Blue Wedgwood

Plantain Lily

Blue, wedge-shaped leaves have heavy substance and are slug resistant. One of the bluest hostas. Pale lavender flowers in August.

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Hosta Blueberry Muffin

Hosta Blueberry Muffin

Plantain Liliy

Dusty blue, heart-shaped leaves are heavily puckered, have good substance, and maintain their color until late in the season. Petioles are dusted with red specks. Lavender blooms in June. Can tolerate some morning sun.

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Hosta Brim Cup

Hosta Brim Cup

Plantain Lily

This small hosta has rich dark green, seersuckered leaves with wide, irregular, creamy white margins. Pale lavender flowers in July.

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Hosta Brother Stefan

Hosta Brother Stefan

Plantain Lily

Large, heavily puckered, gold leaves with wide streaky dark green margins form large clumps at maturity. Heavy, slug-resistant leaves are topped by stems of near-white blossoms in early summer. Exceptional!

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Hosta Cameo

Hosta Cameo

Hosta

This little hosta forms compact mounds of small, rounded heart-shaped green leaves with creamy white margins. Lavender bloom in early summer.

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Hosta Christmas Tree

Hosta Christmas Tree

Plantain Lily/Hosta

Creamy-white margined, corrugated blue-green foliage has heavy substance. Lavender flowers on leafy scapes in June. Makes an attractive specimen.

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Hosta City Lights

Hosta City Lights

Plantain Lily

Large, bright gold, heart-shaped leaves are nicely puckered and somewhat shiny. Heavily corrugated leaves have good substance and can take a bit of sun. White blooms are on 38" scapes in midseason.

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Hosta Coast to Coast

Hosta Coast to Coast

Plantain Lily

Large plants boast solid gold, puckered leaves that turn lighter gold in summer. Plants are upright and vase-shaped and make nice specimens. Relatively slug resistant. Lavender blooms in midsummer. A Proven Winner selection.PPAF

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Hosta Cool As A Cucumber

Hosta Cool As A Cucumber

Plantain Lily

Long tapered leaves have rich green margins that flare into the clean white centers. With an upright habit and nicely arching leaves plants form a bright fountain in the shade garden. Lavender blooms in June.

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Hosta Curly Fries

Hosta Curly Fries

Miniature Hosta

Miniature plants have heavily rippled, long narrow leaves (6"x1") with good substance and slightly shiny top surfaces. Chartreuse early season color becomes gold by mid-summer and then creamy yellow. Lavender blooms appear on purple s

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Hosta Dancing Queen

Hosta Dancing Queen

Plantain Lily

Large plants have yellow leaves that maintain their yellow color all season. Strong veining and wavy margins add interest to the large leaves. Lavender blooms in late summer.

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Hosta Designer Genes

Hosta Designer Genes

Plantain Lily

A stunning plant with brilliant yellow leaves on red petioles. Plants maintain good yellow color long into the season. Purple blooms on tall red scapes flower in late summer. One of the very best!

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Hosta Diamond Lake

Hosta Diamond Lake

Plantain Lily

Very large, dusty-blue, heart-shaped leaves are thick and heavily corrugated with wavy margins. Highly slug resistant. Lavender flowers. Prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil, but is drought tolerant once established. Patented

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