Hosta

Hosta 'Hacksaw'

Hosta 'Hadspen Blue'
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Hanky Panky' PP#16,217
(R. Livingston, NR) S Deviating from the traditional leaf shape in hostas, 'Hacksaw' displays long, tapered, light green leaves that are intensely rippled and lightly serrated on the leaf margins. With its incredibly vigorous growth rate and smaller plant habit, 'Hacksaw' lends itself for use as an edging plant. Masses of lavender flowers top the clump in mid to late summer. Exhibits good sun tolerance resulting in a lighter leaf color. (E. Smith/P. Ruh, 1976) S-M One of the best of Eric Smith's hybrids. This hosta has wonderful, thick, heavily textured powdery blue leaves. Lavender flowers above the heart-shaped leaves in midsummer. (E. Smith/BHHS, 1988) M This classic blue hosta with its spear-shaped foliage has become everyone's favorite midsized blue. With its excellent color, substance, and growth rate, it is not difficult to see why. Lavender flowers midsummer. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 2004) S H. 'Hanky Panky' is a natural sport of 'Striptease'. 'Hanky Panky' emerges in the spring with dark green leaves edged with a pale lime edge. An ivory halo separates the center from the margin. As the summer progresses, the center brightens to a creamy-yellow color as the "Striptease-pattern" changes to a dark green and the margin then becomes near white. Lavender flowers top the vigorous clump in midsummer. Asexual propagation prohibited by law.
Hosta 'Heatwave'

Hosta 'High Tide'

Hosta 'Hollywood Lights' PP#17,296
Hosta 'Hope'
(H.J. Van den Top, NR) M-L This tetraploid version of Hosta 'Bright Lights' from Jan Van den Top of Holland features thick blue leaves with a central yellow interior. With maturity the leaves develop heavy corrugation and near-white flowers in early summer. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 2005) S-M 'High Tide' is a 1998 cross between H. longipes latifolia and H. 'Dorset Blue'. It features a nice compact clump, of frosty blue-green, heart-shaped leaves. Pretty lavender flowers open on 20 inch scapes in late summer. A good hosta for the front of the border or along a shaded garden walk. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 2005) L The handsome, large, arching dark green leaves of 'Hollywood Lights' are accented by a yellow flare in the center of the leaf. The dome-shaped leaves form a large clump, and are topped by arching scapes of pale lavender flowers in midsummer. A wider-margined selection from H. 'On Stage'. Asexual propagation prohibited by law. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 1999) Mini H. 'Hope' is a gold-edged sport of 'Baby Bunting'. It is the ideal companion plant for 'Pandora's Box'. It was named because in Greek Mythology, hope was the last item to remain when Pandora opened the box given to her by the gods. With its diminutive size and charming habit, 'Hope' is the perfect choice for the shaded rock garden and trough. Tiny purple bell-shaped flowers occur in early summer.

Hosta 'Hush Puppie'

Hosta 'Hyuga Urajiro'

Hosta 'Ice Prancer'

Hosta 'Imp'

(T. Avent, 2005) S This incredibly vigorous Hosta venusta hybrid features tiny, heart-shaped gray-green leaves edged with a creamy-white margin. Because of its diminutive size and rapid growth rate, it is suitable for edging garden paths, borders and landscape use. Dark lavender flowers top the clump in early summer. (Japan, NR) This stunning selection of Hosta kikutii features frosty blue spear-like leaves with yellow streaks. The undersides of the leaves have a metallic silver coloration. A nice smaller selection suitable for the front of the border. Near white flowers open on nearly horizontal stems in early summer. A true collector's gem. (R. Sawyer, NR) M-L This seedling of Hosta 'Reptillian' features very think wedge-shaped frosty blue leaves with beautiful ripples along the margin and an exaggerated leaf tip. With its slug resistant foliage, architectural beauty and grace it is a welcome addition to even the most discerning hosta collector. Light lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 2006) Mini This 1999 cross ('Yellow Splash' x H. tibae and H. venusta x 'Shining Tot') features elongated heart-shaped leaves with a slightly rippled leaf margin. The 1-inch x 2-inch long, dark green leaves have a crisp creamy-white margin. An excellent choice for troughs, shaded rock gardens, or the front of the hosta border. Pale purple flowers top the 7 inch clump in late July.
Hosta 'Inniswood'

Hosta 'Invincible'

Hosta 'Irish Luck'

Hosta 'Jerry Landwehr'

(Inniswood Gardens, 1993) M This terrific sport of 'Sun Glow' was introduced by Inniswood Gardens of Ohio. It produces bright gold heart-shaped leaves bordered with a wide deep green margin, heavy texture and corrugation. Lavender flowers top the clump in midsummer. (P. Aden, 1989) M Probably one of the best greens Paul Aden ever introduced, this variety has shiny glossy foliage which is sun tolerant. An incredibly rapid grower; fragrant light lavender flowers top the clump in late summer. Outstanding for edging or mass plantings. NEW! (I. LaLonde, 2007) M This impressive, upright, medium-sized hosta has very dark and shiny green leaves (top and bottom) with deeply impressed veins and rippled edges. The tubular and slightly fragrant pale lavender flowers bloom mid to late summer. (R. Williams, NR) This introduction features white heart-shaped leaves edged with a dark green margin. After many years of being in trial, it's good growth rate and durability become apparent. The clump looks as nice in October as it does in early summer. Lavender flowers top the clump in summer.

Mature Clump Heights: Mini (Mini less than 6 inches); VS (Very Small - 6 to 10 inches); S (Small - 10 to 15 inches); M (Medium - 15 to 22 inches); L (Large - greater than 22 inches). These sizes are approximate and will vary with soil conditions, climate and other environmental factors. Hardy in zones 3 to 9. The hybridizer and year of registration is listed in the description.

Hosta 'Jimmy Crack Corn'

Hosta 'Journey's End' PP#16,895

Hosta 'June'
About the Hosta descriptions:
(R. Sawyer, NR) L This marvelous 'Piedmont Gold' seedling displays large gold leaves with deeply impressed veins. The leaves are margined with a wonderful piecrust edge. 'Jimmy Crack Corn' will form a large clump with its leaves held horizontally. Near white flowers above the foliage in early summer. (Shady Oaks Nursery, 2004) L This sport from 'Choo Choo Train' produces large heart-shaped leaves with a gently ruffled edge. The yellow-gold leaves displays several shades of green where the wide dark green margin bleeds into the gold center. Pale lavender flowers open above the 6-foot clump of foliage in midsummer. Filtered shade or morning light draws the richest colors from the plant. A selection that only gets better with time. Asexual propagation prohibited by law. (Neo Plants, 1991) M This lovely sport of 'Halcyon' has gold leaves bordered by a blue and green shaded margin. The light center will bleach to creamy-white in bright light. Unlike many light centered hostas this one has great substance. Stands out in any garden! American Hosta Grower selection for 2001 Hosta of the Year! Mature Clump Heights: Mini (Mini less than 6 inches); VS (Very Small - 6 to 10 inches); S (Small - 10 to 15 inches); M (Medium - 15 to 22 inches); L (Large - greater than 22 inches). These sizes are approximate and will vary with soil conditions, climate and other environmental factors. Hardy in zones 3 to 9. The hybridizer and year of registration is listed in the description.