2019 Hosta Catalogue

All the hostas in the 2019 Hosta Catalogue are sold out.  The catalogue remains on the website for reference use only.  Please look for the 2020 catalogue in April of 2020.

The miniature and small hostas for spring 2019 are described below with photos.  Medium and large hostas are described at the end.  The list will be updated with additions for newly offered cultivars and notations when plants sell out or are in short supply.  In most cases, minis fill a 3-4″ pot, smalls fill a 2 quart pot, and medium and large hostas are specimen size in gallon pots.

We are no longer shipping mini hostas.  Local customers can pre-order all sizes of hostas and make an appointment before Sunday, June 16, to pick up their order.  Hostas will no longer be available after that date.

What is a miniature hosta?  The American Hosta Society defines miniature hostas by their leaf size.  The leaf blade area, length x width, can be no greater than 6 square inches.  Clump spread and height are irrelevant.  Therefore, some of the hostas listed below are not technically “miniature”, but they are all small!

What does Hosta of the Year (“HOY”) mean? Only 23 hostas, out of the over 6,000 registered hosta cultivars and as many or more unregistered cultivars, have received this award from the American Hosta Growers Association, making them exceedingly superior plants.  For descriptions and photos, click here.

Why should you view the medium, large, and giant hostas growing in our garden when you are here shopping for hostas? Almost all the hostas in this catalogue are growing in our display gardens.  If you visit, we urge you to walk around and see what the medium, large, and giant hostas really look like when they are mature.  You cannot tell this from seeing these hostas in pots in the nursery area.  If you are pre-ordering, Goggle the cultivar name to see photos of mature specimens.

Photos appear above the descriptions.

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MOUSE EARS HOSTAS

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'‘Blue Mouse Ears’: 2008 Hosta of the Year; 8” tall by 19” wide; leaves are 2 ½” long by 2 ¼” wide, very blue, round, and thick; short, dense clusters of striking lavender flowers in July; very tight and elegant symmetrical habit; very slug resistant; the original mouse ear;  $15   Sold Out

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‘Church Mouse’: compact mound 8″ tall by 15″ wide; very blue leaves with unique, highly ruffled margins with seersucker edges; makes a good contrast with other mouse ears hostas; thick substance repels slugs; adorable, well-proportioned lavender flowers in early summer;  $18   Sold Out

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Hosta 'Green Mouse Ears'‘Green Mouse Ears’:  5” tall by 12” wide; leaves 2 ½” long by 2 1/4′’ wide, shiny bright green; has the thickest leaves of any mouse ears hosta; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; slug resistant; tiny, cute, and very rare; $25    Sold Out

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'Holy Mouse Ears'‘Holy Mouse Ears’:  6” tall by 16” wide; leaves 2 ¼” long by 2” wide, blue green margin with yellow to chartreuse center, round and thick; the most beautiful leaves in the mouse ears series; attractive proportional purple flowers and habit similar to its parent ‘Blue Mouse Ears’; slug resistant, rare; $20  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Mighty Mouse'‘Mighty Mouse’:  4″ tall by 8″ wide; leaves 3″ long by 3″ wide, almost round blue-green leaves with a yellow margin fading to white in the fall; lovely compact, bell-like flowers; possibly the most adorable mouse ears hosta, definitely the cutest name; $18   Sold Out

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Hosta 'Mini Skirt'‘Mini Skirt’:  5″ tall by 13″ wide; leaves 2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, forms a miniature mound of very wavy, thick, blue-green leaves with wide, heavily ruffled creamy yellow margins; lovely compact, pale lavender flowers with purple stripes in early summer; a sport of ‘Mighty Mouse’ and an exciting new addition to the mouse ears hosta clan; $18   Sold Out

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Giantland Mouse Cheese’: 4″ tall by 12″ wide; leaves are 2 3/4″long by 2 1/2″ wide, bright gold, thick and round like the other mice we have come to love with a smooth texture and good substance; very cute pale purple flowers in July; retains gold leaf color all season; Giantland is the name of the nursery that selected this hosta; rare; $25  Sold Out

.‘Mouse Madness’: 5″ tall by 12″ wide; leaves are 2″long by 2″ wide; small mound of thick, rounded, frosty blue leaves with a bright white margin; the latest in the collectible mouse ears family and some say the best;  $30  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Pure Heart'‘Pure Heart’: 4″ tall by 5″ wide; leaves are 1 1/4″long by 1″ wide, forms a diminutive mound of thick, rounded, blue-green leaves with a creamy yellow center; very cute and perfectly proportional lavender flowers in midsummer; a sport of ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ with the reverse variegation of ‘Might Mouse’; named for Mighty Mouse’s girlfriend Pearl Pureheart;  $20   Sold Out

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‘School Mouse’: 8″ tall by 12″ wide; newly introduced; forms an attractive mound of thick and slug-resistant, blue-green leaves with very wavy and seer suckered yellow edges; perfectly proportional lavender flowers in early summer; a sport of ‘Church Mouse’;  $20   Sold Out

.Hosta 'Sun Mouse' Walters

‘Sun Mouse’: 6″ tall by 18″ wide; leaves are 3″ long by 2″ wide, newly introduced; very similar to ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ but with brilliant, round yellow leaves that hold their color well into summer; a hybrid not a sport; proportional lavender flowers in midsummer;  $20   Sold Out

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Hosta 'Sunny Mouse Ears'Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears‘:  3″ tall by 10″ wide; the round leaves are an adorable 1 3/4″ long by 1 3/4″ wide, the first gold-leafed cultivar in the Mouse Ears series; thick substance repels slugs; pixie-like pale purple flowers in July; Giantland is the name of the nursery that selected this hosta; rare; $25  Sold Out

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OTHER MINIATURE AND SMALL HOSTAS

‘Blue Elf’:  newly introduced; 8″ tall by 12″ wide; 2 1/2 to 3″ wide leaves; finally a mini hosta with truly blue leaves with a powdery sheen—beautiful; perfectly proportionate lavender flowers in midsummer; photo Walters Gardens $12   Sold Out

.WaltersGardens-HI14269-HostaCameo‘Cameo’: 6″ high by 9″ wide; leaves are 1 1/2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, small round blue-green leaves with a wide and irregular creamy margin that jets inward toward the leaf center; a child of ‘Baby Bunting’ with the reverse markings of ‘Cherish’; purple flowers in early summer; grows at a moderate pace forming a tight mound; an excellent specimen or container plant; $15  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs'‘Cracker Crumbs’:  5″ tall by 19” wide; leaves 3” long by 2 ½” wide, shiny gold with a bright green wavy margin; pale purple flowers in July; quickly forms dense and rounded mound; great trough or rock garden plant and my best-selling miniature hosta; $12  Sold Out

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‘Curly Fries’: 2016 Hosta of the Year; very distinctive 11″ tall by 20″ wide dense clump; leaves are 7″ long by 1 1/2″ wide, very narrow bright gold and heavily rippled; lavender flowers on purple scapes in summer; $18  Sold Out

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‘Fire Island’: 10″ tall by 15″ wide; striking for its arresting gold color, red stems, and red coloring at the base of the leaf; small hosta, great in larger containers where the red stems really show up or for the front of the border;  $18   Sold Out

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‘Gemstone’: 5″ tall and 12″ wide; very blue, heart-shaped and twisted leaves tapering to a point; a cross between super tiny H. venusta and ‘Dorset Blue’; forms a tight and elegant mound; $15  Sold Out

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‘High Society’: 8″ tall by 15″ wide; a stunning sport of award-winning ‘June’ with wider blue margins and a bright yellow center softening to parchment during the summer; pale lavender flowers on short spikes in midsummer; great small hosta for containers or the front of the border; $20  Sold Out

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Hosta 'Kiwi Golden Thimble'‘Kiwi Golden Thimble’: 5″ tall by 18″ wide; leaves 2 3/4″ long by 1 1/4″ wide, narrow gold leaves; rapidly produces an adorable mound of golden foliage, rare;  $12  Sold Out

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‘Lakeside Cupcake’: 5″ tall by 12″ wide; thick, cupped and corrugated leaves have a creamy center with a wide blue-green border; small hosta, great in larger containers and for the front of the border;  $18   Sold Out

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‘Lakeside Paisley Print’: 2019 Hosta of the Year; 10″ tall by 20″ wide; stunning small hosta with thick substanced, heart-shaped leaves on cream-colored stalks; wide wavy green margins enclose the narrow, creamy white center, which forms a feathery pattern—very unique; light lavender flowers on cream-colored scapes in midsummer; photo Mary Chastain; $20  Sold Out

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‘Lemon Love Note’:  10″ tall by 20″ wide; leaves 4 3/8″ long by 2 1/4″ wide, sharply pointed, shiny, bright yellow leaves with strongly ruffled margins; deep purple flowers in July and August; has a great combination of colorful foliage and a small dense mounding habit, grows quickly; $12  Sold Out

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‘Maui Buttercups’: 10″ tall by 18″ wide; round leaves are 5″ wide; small hosta with bright gold, deeply cupped and puckered leaves—a customer favorite; thick substance repels slugs; white flowers in midsummer; $18  Sold Out

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‘Munchkin Fire’: 7″ tall by 15″ wide; forms a diminutive fountain of very short and narrow brilliant gold leaves tapering to a sharp point; holds its bright yellow color all season long; another customer favorite; photo Randall Goodwin;  $18   Sold Out

.Hosta 'Pandora's Box'‘Pandora’s Box’: 8″ high by 19″ wide; leaves 2 1/2″ long and 2″ wide, heart-shaped, bright white with an irregular blue-green margin; very beautiful and unique tiny hosta that forms a striking, tight clump; an offshoot of ‘Baby Bunting’ and will occasionally form all blue-green leaves which should be removed;  needs some sun and does very well in containers; $15   Sold Out

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‘Pocketful of Sunshine’: 9″ tall by 14″ wide; small hosta with yellow, cupped leaves with a broad deep green margin and thick, puckered texture; sport of ‘Rainforest Sunrise’; light lavender flowers in midsummer; $18   Sold Out

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‘Rainforest Sunrise’: 2013 Hosta of the Year; 8″ tall by 15″ wide; remarkable coloring and habit make it really stand out; beautiful light lavender flowers—the plants fly out of the nursery as soon as it comes into bloom; small hosta, great in larger containers or for the front of the border; sport of ‘Maui Buttercups’; $18  Sold Out

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‘Wiggles and Squiggles’: 8″ tall by 10″ wide; long and thin, bright yellow leaves with very wavy margins like ‘Dragon Tails’ but bigger; low, wide habit; best with morning sun; lavender flowers in midsummer; $18   Sold Out

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‘Wrinkle in Time’: newly introduced; 9″ tall by 15″ wide; dark green leaves with creamy yellow margins and a single prominent wave radiating from the base—very unusual!; $18   Sold Out

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HOY is Hosta of the Year (see definition at the beginning).

Larger hostas may take a year or two in the garden to truly develop their majestic bearing, but do not look at all like themselves in a pot.  When you visit our nursery, be sure to see them in our garden where they display their true beauty.

GIANT HOSTAS:

Blue Angel: 36″ tall by 48″ wide; huge blue leaves, white flowers, shrub-like stature; $20  Sold Out

Empress Wu: 3-4′ tall by 4′ wide; huge, thick, deeply veined, dark blue-green leaves form a massive upright clump; the Empress did not disappoint in our garden—she is a regal presence;  $30  Sold Out

Sum and Substance: 2004 HOY; 36″ tall by 48″ wide; massive slug resistant gold leaves make a statement in our woodland, sun tolerant; $18  Sold Out

 

LARGE HOSTAS:

Dream Queen:  20″ tall by 24-48″ wide; creamy center with wide, blue-green margin, large white flowers; $15   Sold Out

Great Expectations: 20″ tall by 24″ wide; aristocratic yellow leaves with blue and light green margins, white flowers;  $4″ pot   $15   Sold Out

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Guacamole: 2002 HOY; 22″; tall by 36″ wide; stunning avocado leaves with wide blue-green edge, fragrant flowers; $20   Sold Out

Liberty: 2012 HOY; 26″ tall by 40″ wide; narrow blue-green center with striking, wide, bright yellow margins; $30  Sold Out

montana Aureomarginata: 27″ tall by 48″ wide; huge wedge-shaped green leaves with irregular yellow margins, majestic, vase-shaped habit; $20  Sold Out

Patriot: The original HOY in 1997; 22″ tall by 30″ wide; dark green leaves with wide, crisp, jetting margins; 4″ pot $15   Sold Out

Paul’s Glory: 1999 HOY; 25″ tall by 36″ wide; heart-shaped gold leaves with blue-green margins, spectacular specimen; $20   Sold Out

Sagae: 2000 HOY; 28″ tall by 38-50″ wide; frosted blue leaves with creamy yellow margins, fragrant white flowers, distinctive vase-shaped habit; $30   Sold Out

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MEDIUM HOSTAS:

Abiqua Drinking Gourd: 2014 HOY; 18″ tall by 22″ wide; powder blue, deeply cupped leaves, white flowers; $18  Sold Out

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Angel Falls: 16″ tall by 25″ wide; cascading creamy leaves with streaking green edges; $18   Sold Out

Beach Boy: 15″ tall by 30″ wide; thick, slug resistant, leaves with soft yellow centers and blue-green streaking margins, white flowers; $25   Sold Out

Blue Ivory:  16″ tall by 20″ wide; thick, bright blue leaves with a wide white margin; $18   Sold Out

Cherry Berry:  14″ tall by 25″ wide; lance-shaped leaf with white center and dark green margin; $20  Sold Out

Designer Genes: 18″ tall by 20″ wide; bright gold leaves with spectacular red stems; $18  Sold Out

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Hosta El NinoEl Nino: 14″ tall by 25 to 30″ wide; beautiful, slug-resistant, frosty blue leaves with streaking, bright white margins and a lovely habit; $25   Sold Out

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Fire and Ice: 20″ tall by 30″ wide; heart-shaped leaves with bright white centers and wavy dark green margins; $20   Sold Out

Firn Line: 13″ tall by 25″ wide; striking, slug-resistant, heart-shaped, powder blue leaves with a very wide white margin; $25   Sold Out

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First Frost:  2010 HOY; 16″ tall by 28″ wide; exceptional specimen with blue leaves and gold margins; $18  Sold Out

Halycon: 18″ tall by 28″ wide; elegant sturdy blue leaves; $15  Sold Out

June: 2001 HOY; 15″ tall by 20″ wide; gorgeous thick gold leaves with blue and green margins; $20   Sold Out

Popcorn: 14″ tall by 20″ wide; unique, thick, round, cupped, creamy yellow leaves with blue margins; $30  Sold Out

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Praying Hands: 2011 HOY; 18″ tall by 18″ wide; narrow, green, twisted, and completely vertical leaves like a pitcher plant, excellent container specimen; $18   Sold Out

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Stained Glass: 2006 HOY;15″ tall by 30″ wide; glossy gold leaves with green margins, fragrant white flowers; $20   Sold Out

Sunset Grooves: 16″ tall by 25″ wide; round, puckered, cupped leaves with wide green margins, white flowers, may be even better than its parent ‘Rainforest Sunrise’; $20  Sold Out

 

 

 

 

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