Premium Hostas

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    What makes a Premium Hosta?

    What makes a Premium Hosta?

    Hostas are an incredibly popular perennial with lots of options to choose from. We have grown and trialed thousands of Hostas with our favorites making this list. Premium hostas are chosen for their vigor, leaf substance, color quality, and a variety of other factors.

    Hostas are divided into five size categories, Mini (4-6in), Small (7-10in), Medium (11-18in), Large (19-28in), Giant (28in or more)

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    Hosta 'Afterglow' PP26755

    This wide margined sport of ‘Climax' features large, green, heart-shaped leaves with incredibly striking, wide, yellow margins. Forms an impressive upright mound in the landscape; makes an excellent specimen. Pale lavender flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Autumn Frost' PP23224

    Incredibly showy sport of ‘First Frost'. Leaves emerge frosty blue green with wide, brilliant yellow margins in spring and then turn green with creamy white margins in summer. One of the showiest of all hostas. Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

    Adorable small hosta with thick, heart-shaped, blue-green to grey-green leaves. Forms a perfectly symmetrical mound. Clusters of lavender, bell-shaped flowers emerge from balloon-like buds on perfectly proportioned scapes.

    Size: Small

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    Hosta 'Blueberry Muffin'

    Strong grower with reliable garden performance. Long-lasting blue foliage deepens to blue-green late in the season. Rounded, puckered leaves are held on attractive light mauve petioles. Matching mauve scapes carry the lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Bridal Falls' PP25594

    Variegated sport of ‘Niagara Falls'. Forms a beautiful cascading mound of wavy edged, heart-shaped, green leaves with pale yellow to creamy white margins. Shows mature traits best on older plants. Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Brother Stefan'

    A favorite of hosta enthusiasts! Forms a large clump of thick, heavily corrugated, puckered leaves. Spring leaves are chartreuse with a blue margin. Mature leaves are gold with a green margin. Near-white flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' PP17295

    A brighter version of ‘Holy Mole'. Grows quickly to form a large clump of rounded, bright gold leaves with very wide, dark green margins. Leaves become domed as they age. Large, fragrant, near-white flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Coast to Coast' PP26469

    This giant, solid gold hosta makes a striking specimen. Emerges chartreuse yellow, then turns lighter gold in summer. Thick, puckered, wavy leaves form an upright vase-shaped clump. Pale violet flowers appear just above the foliage on proportionate scapes.

    Size: Giant

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    Hosta 'Curly Fries'

    This popular hosta forms a seemingly electrified clump of extremely rippled, narrow leaves. Mature plants have red speckled petioles. Best in morning sun where its chartreuse foliage will be brightest. Lavender flowers.

    Size: Mini

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    Hosta 'Dancing Queen'

    Exceptionally unique yellow hosta that emerges bright yellow and remains yellow all season. Improvement on other yellows that emerge or turn chartreuse. Large leaves display a prominent pie crust edge. Pale lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Designer Genes'

    Best yellow hosta with red petioles on the market. Striking brilliant yellow leaves emerge in spring from deep wine red shoots. Holds its yellow color longer into the season compared to others. Foliage eventually mellows to chartreuse. Red scapes carry purple flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Diamond Lake' PPAF

    Attractive, heart-shaped, thick and heavily corrugated blue leaves have wavy margins. The large size of this plant also translates to large leaves: they can get up to 9 inches wide by 11 inches long. Pale lavender flowers appear in early to midsummer.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Dream Weaver'

    Large, distinctive leaves have very wide, blue-green borders and sharply contrasting creamy white centers. Leaves are nearly round and corrugated. White flowers. A sport of ‘Great Expectations'.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Earth Angel'

    A superb sport of ‘Blue Angel'. Large, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves with wide, creamy white margins that are creamy yellow in spring. Pale lavender flowers. Use this one as a specimen.

    Size: Giant

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Empress Wu' PP20744

    The largest known hosta in commerce! Makes a tremendous focal point. Huge, thick, dark green, deeply veined leaves form a massive upright clump. Pale reddish violet flowers. A top seller.

    Size: Giant

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Etched Glass' PPAF

    This sport of 'Stained Glass' has wider margins and thicker leaves than the parent. Very wide, dark green margins contrast with a bright, brilliant yellow margin. Between the margin and the centers is a light green pattern. Margins have puckering when the plant is mature. Very large and fragrant, near-white flowers appear in late summer.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'First Frost'

    A sport of ‘Halcyon' with the same intense blue-green leaf color. Emerges with a gold margin which changes to pure white later in the season. Good grower in containers and in the garden. Leaves hold up well until the “first frost.” Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Guacamole'

    Huge, apple green leaves develop dark green margins and brighter chartreuse centers in summer. Large, fragrant, near-white to lavender flowers emerge from lavender buds. A sport of 'Fragrant Bouquet'. Exhibits greater sun tolerance.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Happy Dayz'

    Sport of 'Orange Marmalade' with wider, more blue-green margins and better vigor. Leaves of good substance have yellow centers which brighten to parchment in summer. Livens up the shade garden with its distinct variegation and light lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Hudson Bay' PP23598

    Improved ‘Eskimo Pie'; stronger grower and a showier specimen overall. Wider, brighter blue margins and apple green jetting contrast nicely with the creamy white center all season. Leaves are of heavy substance. Near-white flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Humpback Whale'

    Forms a massive, dome-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. Color is bluest in the spring. Blue-green scapes carry near-white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer. From the late Mildred Seaver, “Queen of Hostas”.

    Size: Giant

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    Hosta 'Island Breeze' PP27151

    Sport of ‘Paradise Island' with better variegation and leaf substance. Wide, green margins contrast with bright yellow centers in spring. Centers turn chartreuse in shade and light yellow in sun. Showy red petioles. Dark lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Key West'

    Intense gold, heart-shaped leaves adorn this very large hosta. Bright filtered shade draws out the gold color. Good grower. Lavender flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Mini Skirt' PP26743

    This flirty mini hosta has very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins in spring. Center turns green and edge lightens to creamy white in summer. Pale lavender striped flowers appear on proportionate scapes.

    Size: Mini

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    Hosta 'Neptune' PP19674

    This unique blue hosta forms a lovely cascading clump of narrow wedge-shaped leaves with heavily rippled edges and good leaf substance. They emerge bright glaucous blue in spring and hold their color well. Blue-green in summer. Lavender flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Old Glory' PP12503

    A sport of 'Glory'. Heart-shaped leaves with golden yellow centers and irregular, 1in wide, dark green margins. Light lavender flowers. Really brightens up shady areas!

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Pocketful of Sunshine' PP23709

    This cute small hosta grows quickly to form a compact clump of chartreuse to yellow, cupped leaves with broad, deep green margins. Thick, rugose foliage. Sport of ‘Rainforest Sunrise' with wider margins. Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Small

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    Hosta 'Praying Hands'

    Definitely a collector's item! Upright, narrow, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer. The dark green leaves are heavily rippled with very thin, gold margins. Lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Rainbow's End' PP17251

    This incredible variegated hosta is very distinctive in gardens and containers. Shiny, bright yellow leaves of good substance have dark green margins that jet into the center which brightens to creamy white in summer. Showy red scapes carry dark lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

    An exciting sport of 'Maui Buttercups'. Leaves emerge light green, then quickly develop dark green margins and a radiant gold center. As they mature, the thick leaves become lightly cupped and heavily puckered. Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Small

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    Hosta 'Royal Wedding' PP26727

    Prestigious wide-margined sport of 'Diana Remembered'. Forms an upright mound of thick, shiny yellow leaves with very wide, creamy white to pure white margins. Enjoy its sweetly perfumed, large 3-4in, white flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Seducer' PP22413

    This showy hosta has large, dark green leaves with a slightly ruffled, gold margin and a trace of white between the center and margin. Requires summer heat to develop full coloration. Near-white flowers.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta 'Stained Glass'

    A sport of ‘Guacamole'. Huge 10½in long, brilliant gold leaves with wide, dark green margins. Large, fragrant, pale lavender flowers. Exhibits greater sun tolerance.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Touch of Class' PP13080

    A tetraploid sport of ‘June' with wider blue margins, chartreuse to yellow centers, and green jetting. Leaves are of heavy substance. Lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta 'Vulcan'

    This vigorous sport of ‘Captain Kirk' has crisp white centers that do not melt out. Dark green margins and yellow coloring jet toward the center of each broad, heart-shaped leaf. Light lavender flowers on white scapes top the clump.

    Size: Large

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Waterslide' PPAF

    ‘Waterslide' has wavy, ruffled leaves with heavy substance. The blue, rippled leaves look like water splashing in the shade garden, and hold their blue color well into the summer season. Lavender flowers appear on proportionate flower scapes.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Wheee!' PP23565

    Like a little girl's wavy locks, extremely ruffled leaves are wavy all the way from the crown out to the leaf tips. This ruffling is evident even on juvenile plants. Green leaves with cream margins are of good substance. Light lavender flowers.

    Size: Medium

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Wu-La-La' PPAF

    This sport of 'Empress Wu' takes the size and presence of the massively popular hosta and takes it to the next level with an attractive margin. Blue-green leaves have striking apple-green margins, as well as good substance. Like 'Empress Wu', this hosta will take about 5 years to reach full maturity and size. Once you get there, the size of this plant will definitely be a conversation starter!

    Size: Giant

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