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Allium Caeruleum – Blue Onion

Daylily Mateus, rudbeckia and Allium Caeruleum1Alliums are bulbs that can naturalize, but in most cases are not considered invasive. This one is from Siberia so it will do well here in Wisconsin. They are about 18” tall sporting 1 1/2” globes, and will bloom in late May/early June. The sky blue flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies, and are not loved by deer. They like full sun and will tolerate drought. They will self-sow so remove the flower heads to keep numbers down. The onion-like leaves show up first, and then die back when they flower. Yes, you can eat them like a chive.

This is for 6 bulbs.

$6.00
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Hosta Regal splendor

By Walters Gardens – 1987

Regal Splendor is a majestic variegated sport of Krossa Regal and also has the signature feature of the upright vase shaped form. It was the hosta of the year in 2003 and is large at about 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall with 12 x 7 inch leaves. The frosty blue-green leaves are cordate and have an undulating, irregular, white to creamy yellow margin that can take a little sun without burning due to heavy texture. This stately plant is topped with lavender flowers on 4 foot scapes in late July.

$15.00

Hosta Radiant Edger

By Zilis – 1990

Hosta Radiant Edger and Little Wonder

Hosta Radiant Edger and Little Wonder

This small hosta is a sport of Gold Edger. A small, cute fast growing hosta; Radiant Edger has round green leaves with a wide gold margin that will streak to the center a little bit. It forms a nice mound gradually spreading to a patch, never getting more than 10 to 12 inches with 22 inch scapes bearing lavender flowers. This hosta will produce more quickly given a little sun. Though not tall the clumps can reach 30” wide.  Excellent form and color contrast make it a nice one to mass plant.

$11.00
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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

Hosta Elvis Lives

By Tony Avent 1995

“Elvis lives” is popular for its wavy edged blue-grey leaves. The long, narrow, tapered leaves are medium sized. The heavy substance and light powdering on the underside gives it a suede appearance and the top of the leaf is a bit shiny. The fountain shaped plant grows to about 18” tall and can be 3 feet across when mature. Lavender flowers appear in spring on 22 inch scapes. It is a cross of Peter Pan and Green Fountain. It is best in part shade.

$9.00
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Hosta Dianna Remembered

By Kulpa – 1997

Hosta Diana Remembered

Hosta Diana Remembered

Diana Remembered is a fertile sport of Seventh Heaven that has a blue green leaf with a wide cream colored margin.  It is a medium sized hosta at about 2 feet wide by 15” high, with 22” flower scapes holding white fragrant flowers.  The leaves are oval shaped and about 8 x 11” when mature (smaller on a young plant). The leaves are corrugated and shiny on the top and dull underneath.  The flowers can be quite large.

$8.00

Hosta Bressingham Blue

Alan Bloom 1943

A sieboldiana hybrid from England with very large heart shaped cupped and puckered leaves.

The blue foliage is finely ribbed.

It has 36” scapes bearing near white flowers. Best if well watered. An old fashioned Blue.

The large clumps can be more than 3 feet across and 2 feet tall. The heavy leaves are slug resistant.

$15.00

Hosta Blue Dimples

By Eric Smith 1988

Hosta Blue Angel, Count Your Blessings, Blue Dimples and Paradise Joyce

Hosta Blue Angel, Count Your Blessings, Blue Dimples and Paradise Joyce

Hosta Blue Dimples1This medium sized hosta forms a dense mound about 13” high.  The leaves are heart shaped and blue green and about 5×7”. They are very glaucous on the underside with undulated edges. The origin is tardina x sieboldiana “Elegans” and the leaves are nice and thick.  Pale lavender flowers open in July.

$7.00
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Hosta Blue Cadet

By Paul Aden; 1974

Hosta Blue Cadet

Hosta Blue Cadet

This small to medium sized hosta forms a perfectly round 15” clump of heart shaped leaves that have heavy substance and therefore resist slugs. The leaves are bluish green and come to a tapered point. Lavender flowers appear in June. This fast growing plant makes a nice edger.

$8.00
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