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Hostas are fabulous foliage perennials that only get better with age. The exotic, tropical looking, large, luscious deciduous leaves emerge in mid spring and even after just a year or two they will have formed handsome clumps. In summer these clumps are topped off with stems of bell shaped flowers that are either white or various shades of mauve. The flowers are often perfumed. Whilst the flowers are beautiful it is the foliage which is the star attraction. The leaves can be puckered or smooth, long and narrow, or curvaceous and round, large or small. The foliage colour ranges from grey/blue through to green, yellow, lime or variegated. The strongest statement will be made when one or two complementary varieties are planted en masse. Hostas are shade lovers and are ideal for naturalising under deciduous trees or in woodland gardens. Where at all possible they should be protected from afternoon sun.  




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Picture of Hosta Albo Picta
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The dark green leaves of Hosta 'Albo picta' have bright creme centers that eventually fade to soft green with the coming of early summer. Full shade will help keep the margins more distinct. Deciduous

'Albopicta' has been well regarded and widely grown, largely because of its handsome leaves, large size, and toughness.

 

Colour: Mauve

Hosta Albo Picta

Current Stock Height: 0/10 cm  ? 

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Picture of Hosta August Moon
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This medium-sized selection has outstanding deeply-crinkled bright gold leaves and near-white flowers. Deciduous

Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Slugs may need to be controlled.

 

Colour: White

Hosta August Moon

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aka Hosta

Large blue grey heart shaped leaves with thick texture. Pale mauve to white flowers. Very impressive. Deciduous

Grown mainly for their colourful foliage, they like a shady site with moisture. Protect from slugs and snails. Winter dormancy. Ideal for the south side of the house en masse.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x spreading

Hosta Blue Angel

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Picture of Hosta Blue Boy
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aka Plantain Lily

Heart shaped blue-grey foliage that is attractively 'puckered' and forms a bold clump. The pale mauve bell shaped flowers appear in late spring to early summer. Plant in semi-shade in nice rich moist soil for best results. The clump will keep on improving with age. Deciduous Perennial.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 70cm

Hosta Blue Boy

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Picture of Hosta Blue Cadet
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aka Plantain Lily

Blue-green heart shaped foliage that is nicely puckered. Quite slow growing but will eventually form an attractive bold clump. Stems of lavender flowers in late spring-summer. Plant in a semi-shaded spot in nice rich moist soil. Deciduous Perennial.

Did you know that Hostas that have blue tones in the leaf are less susceptible to slug and snail damage?

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m

Hosta Blue Cadet

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Picture of Hosta Blue Dimples
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This smaller selection has thick, intensely blue leaves and dainty white flowers. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Deciduous perennial

 

Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming

Hosta Blue Dimples

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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Picture of Hosta Blue Mouse Ear
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aka Plantain Lily

This little sweetie will win you over even if you don't like Mice! The thick blue-grey rounded foliage forms a very neat little clump. The spring-summer flowers are pale mauve but really it's about the foliage. Plant in semi-shade in nice rich moist soil. Hosta of the Year 2008. Deciduous perennial

As with many 'blue' Hostas this form is reasonably slug resistant.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 20cm

Hosta Blue Mouse Ear

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Plantain Lily

This handsome Hosta is HUGE so make sure you give it room to grow and develop to its full glory. The large blue leaves are textured, ribbed and quite shiny. Will make a real statement in a semi-shaded and moist spot of the garden. White flowers in late spring-summer. Deciduous perennial. Award Winner.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 120cm

Hosta Blue Umbrellas

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aka Plantain Lily

Oval shaped blue-green upright foliage that is attractively 'puckered' and forms a bold clump. The pale Lavender bell shaped flowers appear in late spring to early summer. Plant in semi-shade in nice rich moist soil for best results. The clump will keep on improving with age. Deciduous perennial

 

Colour: Lavender
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 100cm

Hosta Blue Veil

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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Picture of Hosta Empress Wu
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aka Plantain Lily

Be prepared to be seriously wowed by this very large and lush Hosta. The huge emerald green leaves are of good substance and eventually form a significant clump. White blooms in late spring. Give this one room to grow as it will only get better with age. Best in semi-shade. Deciduous perennial. PVR.

Empress Wu is named after the only female Empress of China.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.5m

Hosta Empress Wu

New stock arriving beginning of June, 2021. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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