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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 Abiqua Drinking Gourd
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A tall hosta with large cupped shaped blue green leaves. Very attractive. Pest resistant. Height 45cm. 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.

 

Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

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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

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Picture of Hosta August Moon
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Medium to large hosta has heart-shaped golden yellow leaves with some corrugation and white undersides. Pale lavender flowers in late summer. Sun Tolerant. 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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Picture of Hosta Aureomaculata
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aka Hosta

Yellow centered leaves with a green margin. Showy in the spring with the light centre, then the variegation becomes more subtle as other plants take the spotlight. Beautiful bell shaped flowers. Medium -large hosta. Keep fairly cool for the variegation to last longer. Deciduous

 

Colour: Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 60cm

Hosta Aureomaculata

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Picture of Hosta Big Daddy
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aka Plantain Lily

You'll love having a large clump of 'Big Daddy' in the shady part of the garden because he's just so good looking. The large corrugated foliage is an attractive blue green and forms a bold clump. Near white blooms in late spring. Good slug resistance. Deciduous Perennial.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 90cm

Hosta Big Daddy

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Picture of Hosta Blue Angel
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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 Umbrellas
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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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Picture of Hosta Blue Wedgewood
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An erect, medium hosta featuring cupped,wedge-shaped, heavily searsuckered, blue-green leaves and racemes of bell-shaped, pale lavender flowers. A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Dense foliage crowds out most garden weeds. Deciduous perennial

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 35cm x 40cm

Hosta Blue Wedgewood

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Picture of Hosta Brim Cup
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aka Plantain Lily

A beautiful variegated Hosta with large leaves that are corrugated and cupped. The margins of the green leaves are a delicate shade of cream. Mauve flowers in late spring. Happiest in a semi-shaded position in soil that does not completely dry out. Deciduous perennial

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 30cm

Hosta Brim Cup

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Picture of Hosta Dew Drop
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aka Hosta

A really neat perennial that is grown for its exciting foliage that appears like magic in the spring. Grown in dappled light with good rich soil that is moist. White or mauve spires of bell like flowers will appear in the spring. Deciduous perennial

 

Colour: Assorted
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50 x 80cm

Hosta Dew Drop

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Picture of Hosta Elegans
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Large enough and showy enough to use as specimen plants with dramatic large, rounded-heart shaped leaves with an attractive puckered surface, in a soft blue green hue. Early summer brings trumpet shaped blossoms, in white with a kiss of lavender. Happy in semi-shaded position in soil that does not dry out in summer. Perennial.

 

Colour: White / Lavender
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 110cm

Hosta Elegans

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Picture of Hosta Fire Island

Has brilliant yellow leaves accented by bright red stems in spring. The red continues into the base of the leaf. New growth fades in intensity as the season progresses and is more chartreuse in summer. Loves morning sun and afternoon shade. Lavender blooms in summer. Deciduous.

Leaves become rippled at maturity.

 

Hosta Fire Island

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Picture of Hosta Flemish Sky

Forms an impressive clump of thick, pointed, grey-blue leaves, topped in late summer with spikes of light lavender flowers. A strong grower with rippled margins and slight cupping towards the stem. Great as a bulk planting in morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled light.

 

Hosta Flemish Sky

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Picture of Hosta Francee
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A tidy mound of bold green leaves with a narrow white margin. Vigorous grower. Lavender flowers. Deciduous perennial

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: Clumping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 35cm

Hosta Francee

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Picture of Hosta Glory
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Bright yellow heart shaped leaves with slight ruffling on edges. Purple flowers. A large hosta. Pest resistant. Height 45cm.

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: Purple
Habit: Clumping

Hosta Glory

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Picture of Hosta Gold Edger
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aka Plantain Lily

Heart shaped golden foliage with hints of lime form a neat, tidy clump that will light up a shady part of the garden. In late spring-summer stems of mauve flowers rise above the foliage. More tolerant than many Hostas but will probably still do best in the shade. Perennial.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 40cm

Hosta Gold Edger

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Picture of Hosta Gold Standard
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aka Plantain Lily

Light up a shady corner with this attractive Hosta that that creamy yellow leaves with green margins. Stems of pale lavender flowers in summer. Quickly forms a robust clump of foliage and just gets better with age. Prefers rich moist soil. Perennial.

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: 50cm x 70cm

Hosta Gold Standard

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