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Hosta Midwest Magic

By Zilis – 1999

Hosta Midwest Magic & Karin

Hosta Midwest Magic & Karin

This mutation of Zounds has shiny heart shaped golden leaves with a ¾” wide dark green, irregular margin. The ovate pointed leaves are slug resistant due to very good substance and a glaucous underside, and are dimpled and cordate. It can spread to a 3 ½ wide by 2 foot mound with 2 foot scapes bearing very light lavender flowers in July. The plant has a fairly good growth rate and is fertile. It can take a little sun and will grow faster if it is provided.

$12.00
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Hosta Mama Mia

By Herb Benedict – 2009

A nice unregistered medium sized hosta that gets about a 1 ½ feet tall and nearly 2 feet wide. It will really pop in your garden; with shiny, green, heart shaped leaves edged by wide borders of gold that change to creamy white as the leaves age. Light lavender flowers appear in June.

$10.00

Hosta Lunar Orbit

By Lydell – 1991

Hosta Lunar Orbit and Katherine Lewis, Bleeding Heart Gold Heart

Hosta Lunar Orbit and Katherine Lewis, Bleeding Heart Gold Heart

Lunar Orbit is a sport of August moon that has rugose, cordate yellow leaves that are thick and leathery with blue green margins that occasionally streak in towards the center.  Mature plants are about 2 ½ feet wide and a foot tall and the slug resistant leaves are about 7 x 5”.  The 2 foot scapes bear pale lavender bells in July. This beauty can even take some sun.

$15.00

Hosta Little Wonder

By Lachman – 1989

Hosta Little Wonder

Hosta Little Wonder

Little Wonder is a super cute miniature hosta with slightly wavy leaves.  It has dark green, 1.5 by 2.5” leaves with a wide cream margin and makes a nice dense clump that only gets about 5” high. The purple flowers float on 12” scapes. It is a seedling of Neat Splash.

$7.00
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Hosra Little Aurora

By Paul Aden – 1978

Lamium Herman's Pride, Hosta Island Charm, Fire Island, Temptation, Little Aurora, Elvis Lives

Lamium Herman’s Pride, Hosta Island Charm, Fire Island, Temptation, Little Aurora, Elvis Lives

Little Aurora is one of the brightest gold hostas available and holds its color all summer. The mounding habit supports heart shaped leaves, that are cupped and slightly rugose, with good substance. A mature plant will be a foot tall and 2 feet wide. The flowers are lavender and are held on 1 foot scapes. The plant is fertile, and so will set seed pods. This plant will grow faster with some sun, but will hold its color better in a little shade.

$7.00
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Hosta Lemon Lime

Bob Savory 1977

Hosta Lemon Lime and Heuchera purple palace

Hosta Lemon Lime and Heuchera purple palace

Registered in 1988 by Robert P. Savory, ‘Lemon Lime’ is a mini hosta that re-blooms several times beginning mid-season. The light purple flowers are bell-shaped and fertile. The scape is 13-18″ in height, bare and straight.

The flat, lanceolate, chartreuse-gold leaves measure 3″ x 1″. They sometimes have wavy margins. The leaves start more yellow and become greener as they age which is probably how it got the name lemon lime.

The clumps are about 8” across when mature and about 5”

Lemon Lime

Lemon Lime

on Lime’ is a nakaiana hybrid. This one increases quickly so you can use it as a nice bright ground cover in a shady spot.

$6.00

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Hosta Lancifolia

Engler 1888/AHS 1993

Hosta Lancifolia

Hosta Lancifolia

This is the old standby. We call it “Joe Hosta”. Soon you’ll be giving shovels full of it to your friends, because it increases rapidly.

‘Lancifolia’ was the first hosta introduced to Western botany. No one really knows where it originally came from but it showed up in 1692 by Kaempfer and then was taken to Holland in 1829 by Von Siebold. It is thought to come from the sieboldii line.

Mature plants are 2 feet across, a foot tall and mound shaped.

The lance-shaped leaves are about 5” x 3” and are smooth and a shiny. The top surface is a medium green and the underside is a glossy lighter green. The undulated leaves have 5-6 veins. The green scape has reddish dots on it.

The funnel-shaped violet flowers are striped. They bloom late, and are sterile. The plant looks similar to forcathayana which is fertile.

‘Lancifolia’ is both sun and drought tolerant but prefers light shade. Lancifolia is one of the first hostas to come up in the spring and one of the last to go dormant, making it one of the most reliable ground covers around. It is sometimes found under the names ‘Saji Giboshi’ or ‘Koba Giboshi’.

You will get plenty of extra eyes with this one.

$5.00

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Lakeside Hoola Hoop

By Chastain

Hosta Lakeside hoola hoop and June

Hosta Lakeside hoola hoop and June

This small charmer has pointy lance shaped leaves that have very ruffled edges. It is impressive with its green very shiny leaves, with a thick yellow margin, that seem to bend in many directions. The lavender flowers are also unusual in that that they are striped with white.

$10.00
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Hosta Lakeside Downsized

Mary Chastain 2003

Hosta Wind River Gold, Twist of Lime, Striptease, Blue Moon, Brunaria, Lakeside Downsized

Hosta Wind River Gold, Twist of Lime, Striptease, Blue Moon, Brunaria, Lakeside Downsized

This seedling of Knickknack is small, but not exactly mini. This hosta can spread into a little patch sometimes 16” across and about 5” high, with 1 foot scapes, bearing purple flowers in August. After a few years you can divide this one out in to many plants because it increases quickly, for a nice row at the front of the shade border.

The 2” x 6” leaves have 8 veins and develop rippled edges as they emerge. The green yellow leaves get brighter if given a little sunlight and the margin is a creamy white. More moisture will produce a denser mound.

Lakeside Downsized is the one in the lower front of this photo.

$9.00

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Hosta Krossa Regal

Gus & Alma M. Krossa 1980

Hosta Krossa Regal, Francee with Praying hands (front) and (back), Regal Splendor, Pulmonaria, Honeybells

Hosta Krossa Regal, Francee with Praying hands (front) and (back), Regal Splendor, Pulmonaria, Honeybells

This plant was purchased by Gus Krossa in Japan in the 1950’s and was registered in 1980 by Alex Summers. It is a sterile anigrescens hybrid.

What sets this plant apart from the crowd is its regal vase shaped, upright form. It makes a great anchor in the back of the hosta garden, standing above the rest. It sometimes attains a huge size of 3 feet across by 3 feet tall with 5 to 7 foot flower scapes, sometimes even taller.

The flowers are orchid/lavender in color and appear in mid-July.

The plant is a good fast grower.

The frosty blue green leaves have an undulating edge and they arch gently. They are 11” x 6” have pointed tips and 12 veins. The texture is smooth and somewhat leathery with a powdery sheen.

‘Krossa Regal’ is a 1974 Eunice Fisher Award winner and an Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta in 2001.

$15.00

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