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Hosta Paul’s Glory

Paul Hofer/Pete Ruh 1987

Paul’s Glory is a mutation from H. ‘Perry’s True Blue’; from the sieboldiana line.

The large brilliant gold centered, heart shaped leaves have a ½” blue margin and are nicely puckered when mature. The centers turn white as the season progresses. The 7” x 5” leaves have 8 veins and the heavy substance helps them stand up to slugs.

Paul’s Glory holds its lovely variegated color all season although the colors do seem to change with the seasons and also depending on what light you have it in. So much so that at times it can look like 2 different hostas.

The lavender flowers, starting in June, also seem to change and can sometimes be near white. A Mature clump can be 2.5 feet by 1.5 tall with 2 foot scapes.

Give this one a prominent spot so it can grab attention. It will tolerate a little morning sun.

$10.00
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Hosta Paradigm

By Walden/West – 1999

Hosta of the year in 2007; this beauty really is a good example of a model perennial.  ‘Paradigm’ comes from the Greek word paradeigma, which means “pattern”, “example” or “model.”  It also won the Alex Summers Award in 2010.  A large hosta at 20” with 2 foot scapes it is a bright gold with blue margins and can spread to 3 feet wide when mature. It is a sport of Abiqua Recluse (H. White Vision x Sum and Substance). The glossy leaves intensify in color as the season goes on and it is moderately corrugated with really heavy substance. A wonderful specimen it is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer.

$15.00
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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 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

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.

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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 Island Charm

By G. Rasmussen/Alex Malloy; 1997

This small plant is a beauty with its thick, yellow centered leaves, sporting a green margin which turns whiter as they age. The plant multiplies rapidly and it’s special attribute is pink to red scapes and petioles. The pink/lavender flowers sometimes even turn into pink seed pods.

$7.00

Daylily Hacksaw

By Ron Livingston

Hosta Hacksaw, Thunderbolt

Hosta Hacksaw, Thunderbolt

Hacksaw is a miniature hosta that grows quickly and has long, thin, tapered leaves that are appear serrated, due to the very rippled edges. I must get a better photo next year as the plant is much wavier than shown here. The leaves are about 6 inches long and less than an inch wide. It’s so unusual that it really does not even look like a hosta. The lavender flowers appear very late in the season, but it will set seed if the season is long enough. The plant can form patches up to 2 feet wide given time, but it gets no taller than 8 inches. The Parentage is ‘Atom Smasher’ x ‘Stiletto’. Hacksaw is the winner of the William and Eleanor Lachman Award.  This plant is fairly sun tolerant. The light green leaves will just be lighter in more sun.

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Hosta Guacamole

Bob Solberg 1994

Hosta Guacamole

Hosta Guacamole

This hosta really is the exact color of guacamole. The leaves are rounded, and they are very shiny, with a chartreuse center and wide darker green margin, that is close enough in color that they blend with the center.

With its upright open mounding habit, this beauty does a little better if it gets some sun in the morning, this will make the colors really intensify. Very distinctive; it is one of the last to go dormant.

This reverse variegated sport of H. ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ was found in tissue culture. It has the same wonderful giant sized near-white or very light lavender, fragrant flowers in late summer.

The vigorously growing clump grows to 3 feet wide by 2 feet tall.

$12.00

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Hosta Great Expectations

John Bond/Paul Aden 1988

A very distinctive hosta; you won’t get this one mixed up with the others. Another sport of sieboldiana ‘Elegans’, it originated in England.

The chartreuse center turns creamy white as the season progresses and the blue green margin streaks toward the center displaying several different shades of green. The leaves are very heavy and puckered which makes it somewhat slug resistant. The color will be better if given a little morning sun.

This eye catcher has 5”x 6” leaves and the clumps are nearly 3 feet across. The white flowers are quite large and are born on 3 foot tall, sturdy scapes in July.

Awards include: Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta 1992, AHS President’s Trophy 1994; Benedict Award 1994, and AlaHoSo Award 1997.

$15.00

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