This cute reverse sport of Sitting Pretty stays fairly small; about 15 inches wide and 8 inches tall. The lance shaped and slightly wavy, dark green leaves have a wide, creamy gold margin. It is a vigorous grower with lavender flowers.$16.00
‘June’ is a ‘Halcyon’ sport and has lovely gold centered leaves with wide blue-green margins and excellent pest resistance and substance. The plant was discovered in TC and introduced by the British company Neo Plants in 1991. It is more apt to hold its color in cooler climates but may fade where it is warmer. It is one of the last hostas to go into dormancy. Flowers are lavender. The sports from ‘June’ include: ‘Kiwi Gold Star’, ‘May’, ‘English Sunrise’ (Prev. all gold). ‘Remember Me’ (white-centered), and ‘Touch of Class’ (tetraploid form). There is some debate about whether there is more than one sport being sold under the ‘June’ name. Certainly the plant responds to the season and to the prevailing light conditions very readily.$15.00
Country Mouse is a really cute sport of Bill’s Dress Blue that was developed in Minnesota. It is a miniature hosta that gets no taller than 3 inches. It has a heart shaped blue/green leaf with a white edge. The 15 inch tall scapes of lavender flowers appear in mid-summer and are loved by hummingbirds. Great for rock gardens, containers and woodland paths. It is a good grower and the leaves are on the thick side so they aren’t bothered as much by slugs or sun scald.$15.00
This hosta will form a magnificent clump given time. Reaching 20 inches tall the 13 x 10 inch leaves are topped with 48 inch scapes that have white flowers. The spectacular dark green foliage has a wide yellow margin that develops a more creamy white appearance as the summer heat moves in. Light shade will keep it looking nice. The leaves are cordate, ribbed and have wavy margins. This Montana sport can reach 4 feet across and, having an upright habit, the long pointed leaves with good substance are stunning.$12.00
By Amy Bergeron – 2005
This is a sport of Pineapple Upsidedown Cake and the form is very similar. It is about 13 inches tall and matures to a 2 foot clump with very wavy, long, lance shaped leaves. The leaves are shiny and 10 inches by 3 inches, and are dark green with a yellow to cream edge. The lavender flowers appear in August. Just like Pineapple Upsidedown Cake it is a fast grower.$10.00
By Marco Fransen
Paradise Joyce is a medium sized sport of Halcyon and it is named for Mr. Fransen’s wife. It is blue with a yellow center which becomes more white as the season progresses. The leaves have a “powdery” finish. This hosta holds up well to frost due to it’s heavy substance. Lavender flowers appear in late summer.$14.00
By Vaughn 1983
Geisha is also known as Ani Machi which is from Japan. I think what happened is that it was a sport that was registered but didn’t turn out to be persistent; so it is the same plant. It is an outstanding selection with yellow to chartreuse centers and dark green margins. This small plant, with glossy leaves, has a distinguished twist to its upright growth habit. The 15 inch flower scapes sport lavender flowers, but they are nicer than the average hosta flowers. The stamens are long and graceful and they are streaked with white.$20.00
Christmas tree is a medium to large sized hosta. The deep blue green, heart shaped leaves have a creamy white edge and heavy corrugated substance. The lavender flower scapes are widerat the bottom making them look like a Christmas Tree.
Parentage: (Beatrice x Beatrice) x Frances Williams$12.00
By Hanson 1999
Odds and Ends is a semi-evergreen tetraploid that is 32 inches tall and holds bouquets of 6 inch blooms starting in the early to mid-season. The flowers are fragrant and are a lovely lavender with a violet eye above a chartreuse throat. If I had to pick a tetraploid that is the best grower I’d have to say it is Odds and Ends.
Parentage: (Twilight Swan × Sinbad Sailor)$10.00
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. Note: Although this is a super tough plant and does well shipping bare root, you should know that it is one that wilts when it is dug. So, it will arive without foliage and should be planted as soon as possible and watered regularly until established.