Hostas

Plants are in 4.5" pots

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Blue Hawaii - 42” wide and 30” tall Intensely blue-green, is very vigorous with an upright habit. Leaves are nicely corrugated, but flat, and hold their color well throughout the season. Topped with pure white flowers in July that are held proportionally above the clump…fragrant flowers! Midsummer a 44” tall white flower scape.

Brim Cup - 15” wide and 12" tall The leaves are 7 x 5" with wide white irregular margins. It has a cupped leaf with a green center. The leaf is seer suckered. The plant prefers shade to 1/4 sun. 18" bloom scapes.

Cherry Berry - 14” wide and 10" tall The central white area is surrounded with dark green which bleeds back into the center, establishing a lighter green "bridge" between the two areas. The markings are highly irregular, but with roughly equal amounts of white and green. The leaves have some undulations and the petioles are rose colored. The structure of the plant effectively displays the colors of cream-white, dark and light greens, and rose. with 18" scapes. The flowers are violet; bloom is in July and August.

Dream Queen - 36” - 48” wide and 18-24” tall Unusual foliage color, variegated, corrugated, dull, medium blue-green, yellow or golden yellow. Margin is medium green or blue-green. Heavy substance, slug resistant, sun tolerant.

First Frost - 36” wide and 14” tall This hosta forms an attractive, dense mound of upright heart-shaped leaves. Foliage colors change from a combination of blue (center) with gold (margin) to dark green & creamy white. Grows well in containers or in the garden.

Minuteman - 24” wide and 12” tall It is different from, but similar to 'Patriot'. The leaves are dark green with a wide creamy-white margin. The margin is smooth and the coloration of the leaf makes a very dramatic contrast. The leaves are broadly ovate with a rounded base. The leaves have good substance, are slightly shiny on top and dull grey underneath.

Olive Bailey Langdon - 48" – 58” wide by 28 – 30” tall Forms a large mound of large corrugated round blue/green leaves with gold and cream margin. White flowers.

T-Rex - This hosta forms absolutely huge clumps of blue-green leaves measuring 18” long and 4" wide with wonderful puckering and deep vein.

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today’s gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by care exhaust, etc.


Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas (unless otherwise indicated). They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work will as specimen or edging plants. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division. This can be done at any time during the growing season with little or no affect on the growth of the parent plant. Since each division should have at least 3 eyes, plants should be allowed to mature for several years before being divided. Especially in northern zones, hostas should be mulched with a layer of finely shredded organic material to prevent heaving in the winter. Mulch is beneficial because it retains moisture around the plant’s roots, but it is also the ideal place for slugs to hide. Watch for holes in the center of the leaves. If they are present, so are slugs. Applying a slug bait in early spring when new shoots are beginning to emerge will help to reduce the slug population. After a few years when plants are firmly established, the mulch can be removed completely, which should eliminate the slug problem altogether. Also be sure to clean all hosta foliage out of the garden in early winter after the plants have gone dormant. By doing so, you will be ridding the area of the eggs of slugs and other leaf-eating insects. - Walters Gardens Inc.


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