This plant has nearly everything going for it including multiple names. It is also called Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage. Pulmonaria has pretty pink bell shaped flowers appearing in April and May, then turn blue as they age. But even after the flowers are gone the leaves bring beauty to the garden. They are fuzzy and green and have white or silver spots. The leaves are semi-evergreen, persisting well after frost. If they start to look ragged just remove them and new ones will fill in. The plant is only about 10 inches tall but spreads to form a patch. This tough plant tolerates sun or shade and very dry or over wet conditions. It also is deer and rabbit resistant.
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By Shaw/Aden 1976
Resonance is a low growing, small hosta with medium green leaves that have a creamy/white wavy edged margin. The orchid flowers appear in August. It forms a nice clump with lanceolate leaves and the leaves turn to the side giving it a pinwheel shape. A mature plant is 13″ tall by 30″ wide.$9.00
Paul Aden 1979
Wide Brim has a bright grass green center with a wide irregular cream to yellow margin which holds throughout the season. Round, cordate leaves are 8″ long x 6” wide with 11 veins.
A rapid grower, it is low and wide, with great color and texture. Wide Brim is bound to be a standout in any planting. Because it doesn’t get very tall, it goes well in front of the larger blue hostas.
Forms a wide 3 foot clump but only 1.5 feet tall. The scape is foliated and very thick and has a double twist (twisting one revolution every 3-5 inches) sporting two stalks of flowers higher up on the scape. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.
Bruce Banyai/Bob Solberg 1991
Bright lemon yellow leaves with a wavy deep green margin. The leaves are 1” x 3” and lancolate with 3 veins.
This mini hosta forms a neat small semi upright clump can spread up to 10” wide by 4” tall.
This cute introduction is a mutation of H. ‘Lemon Lime’ and is great for the rock garden or as an edger!
The clump is topped with a profusion of deep violet flowers in late spring.
C & R Thompson 1991
Striptease is an unusual H. ‘Gold Standard’ mutation, a very dark green leaf where the green is actually a very wide margin. The center is a thin strip of gold with a unique strip of white that surrounds the gold center. The white band is sometimes not seen until the plant become mature. The satiny heart shaped leaves are about 5” x 6”.
The vigorous growing 2.5′ wide 2’ tall clump is topped with fragrant violet flowers on 2′ scapes in July.
1997 Nancy Minks Award winner. 2005 Hosta of the Year
Paul Aden 1987
Stiletto is a seedling of Amy Aden.
This dwarf plant is vigorous and forms a nice tight mound that can reach 10” wide by 6”tall.
The lanceolate undulating leaves that are about 7” x 1” give the plant the illusion of motion. It is green with a narrow white margin and the foot tall spikes carry purple striped flowers in August.
By Vaughn/Aden – 1986
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.$6.00
AHS – 1987
This hosta is one of the standbys of the Hosta world and much mystery surrounds the history of this plant. Many millions of people have it in their gardens so naturally regional variations exist and then are moved around the world. I believe this to be the most “shared” plant of all time. Back in the 21st century these were among the first hostas available and many plants were said to be part of the species “fortune”, but were actually unrelated. This group of green cultivars and variegated sports has now been renamed as multiple different cultivars. To add to the confusion these plants have been sold under a variety of different names over the years, some “correct” and some not. Most of the sports are protégé of “Fortunei Hyacinthina”. There were so many of the similar looking and sometimes unrelated sports with white margines that eventually they were sort of grouped together under the name of “Fortunei Albomarginata” or “Silver Crown”.
Dark to medium- green, ovate, leaves, usually about 10 x 7” have an irregular wide white margin. This plant grows extremely fast and so is great for massing. You often see them alternating with dark hostas. Mature plants form draping mounds 2 feet wide by 1 ½ feet tall that can take a half day of sun.
By Zilis – 1990
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.$8.00
By Kuk – 1991
Queen Josephine is a sport of Josephine and her stand out feature is her beautiful shinny dark green leaves with bright lemon yellow margins; so glossy that they look wet. The plant is medium sized topping out at around 2 ½ feet wide and it’s loose vase shaped form reaches a little over 1 ½ feet tall. This medium fast grower waits till August to send up lavender flowers on 33” scapes.$9.00