Torchlight is a medium large hosta at 14 inches tall and 2 feet wide when mature. It is dark blue green with an irregular white edge that sometimes streak towards the center. The petiole and stems are red. Lavender flowers appear in July.
This hosta is a sport of Twilight.It is the reverse form.It has yellow centers on the leaves with a dark green edge but it becomes more white later in the season. There are three or more colors as the edges streak towards the center. The clump is topped with pale lavender flowers starting in June. The leaves are thicker than the species because it is one of the first tetraploids found in Hostas.The clumps are 2 to 3 feet wide.
This is a medium sized seedling of Urajiro Hachijo which can form a 2 foot clump when mature. The pale green lance shaped leaves are 7 inches long by 6 inches wide and have a uniform and very wavy edge. The leaves have a white back that flashes in a light breeze. The petioles are red and lavender flowers appear in August.
A medium sized hosta that can grow to a 2 foot clump when mature. The heart shaped blue green leaves have a wavy white edge that streaks to the center. Near white flowers appear in July and August. A tough vigorous hosta.
This is a medium sized sport of High Fat Cream. It will form a 2 foot clump when mature. The color is a bright lime green with a cream to white colored edge. Lavender flowers appear in August on 15 inch scapes.
This medium sized hosta grows to about 18 inches wide and 15 inches tall.It is white with a dark green edge which is twisted and wavy. The white center is misted with tiny green speckles that make it look misty. The white area turns light green later in the season. Lavender flowers appear in mid-June.
Sea holly Eryhgium planum and Sedum sarmentosum graveyard moss
Sea Holly although it behaves like a prairie plant is not native. It has however been in North America since the 1800’s. I love it for its true blue color. This small thistle like plant has round umbels with bright steel blue flowers and blue-green bracts, on bright blue stems. The color, although quite bright blue also appears somewhat silvery; so this plant is wonderful in the moon garden and as a backdrop for white flowers. This is one of those plants that will live nearly anywhere, but it is best in full sun and sandy or poor soil and not too wet. If placed in shade or overly rich soil it tends to get bigger and flop over. In preferred conditions it stays about 2 feet tall, fuller and upright. This plant is very drought tolerant once established and is also ignored by deer. It is a super easy care free plant, just cut the taller stems from the basil leaves once a year. I usually do it very late in fall. The plant dries really well and holds its color when dried. If using it for wreaths and arrangements wait until the stems and flowers develop their brightest color.
This medium/large brilliant gold hosta simply glows in the dark. The chordate, puckered, heart shaped leaves are cupped and this becomes more pronounced as the plant ages. Better if it gets some sun. The glossy leaves show off pure white flowers on 24” scapes.
Hosta Fragrant Bouquet, So Sweet, Diana Remembered, Wolverine, Thunderbolt
The flowers are the best part of this splendid plant. They are white and very fragrant, not to mention being large, and an interesting long white spike forms before they open. They wait until the warmth of summer to bloom so the fragrance can waft. The sun tolerance, rapid growth and glossy light green, lanceolate leaves helped it to become hosta of the year in 1996. The bright white margins ribbon the edges and match the flowers. The medium sized 2 x 1 ½ foot plants really like at least a half day of sun and they will grow faster and bloom better in sun. A seedling of Fragrant Bouquet, she is also one of the last to go dormant in fall due to nice substance.