From spring to frost the many looks of Hosta foliage and flowers decorate gardens with lush, colorful texture and structure. They are both architecture and sculpture. They make wonderful fillers and the small leaf varieties make wonderful low edging plants. How about using them in containers – absolutely!
Right now at the nursery we have some stunning Hostas:
- “Blue Angel” has large textured blue leaves with a white flower in July. This is large Hosta that can be 3 ft x 4 ft. “Captain Kirk” has bright yellow leaves with a green edge. This plant can take part sun and sends up lavender flowers on a 3 ft stalk. Beaming!
- “Olive Bailey Langdon” has a heavily textured blue green leaf with broad gold edges. Grows 24 inches high with near white blooms.
- “Pineapple Upside Down Cake” a scrumptious plant with interestingly shaped rippled leaves that start out green then take on a bright gold center in mid-summer.
- “Sum and Substance” is a wonderful large grower with 18 inch long leaves of chartreuse that warm to gold as the season progresses. And substance? Well this plant can reach 4-5 ft wide and 2 1/2 ft tall. Imagine that with lavender flowers on 50 inch scapes in August.
Best in moist, rich, well drained soil (just add some of our Royal Soil to your sand) in shade to part shade. Hostas rarely disappoint with their dramatic foliage, vigorous growth, and easy care.