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  • (D. & M. Beilstein - 2009) [Very Large 24" x 60"] This is a Doug Beilstein creation which came out of a streaked 'Blue Angel'. Named for one of his beautiful daughters, 'Megan's Angel' has broad leaves of heavy substance with a softly-colored, calming shade of blue-green and edged with a slightly wavy yellow-green border. This margin fades to creamy-white by mid-summer, and the foliage becomes slightly puckered with age. It will form a huge mound about 2 feet tall and at least 5 feet across. 'Megan's Angel' sports pale lavender flowers which bloom just above the foliage in midsummer. Like her namesake, she is a beautiful and welcome addition to any garden.
  • (Walters Gardens 2006) [Mini] A 'Blue Mouse Ears' sport, though this one differs from its mother by its white margin and bluish-green center. 'Mighty Mouse' forms a small, dense mound and produces profuse purple flowers in dense clusters in mid-summer. This one has been a sturdy, reliable grower for me.
  • (Wilkins 1995) [Giant 36″ X 80″] (‘Herb Benedict’ X ‘Sagae’) One of the best extremely large blue hostas because of its huge heavily corrugated, rounded, dark blue leaves. It has a good growth rate, and heat tolerance. Tremendous substance makes it slug resistant. Near white flowers on tall scapes in late June. Impressive, to say the least, in the garden or a (very) large container. This hosta is almost always a winner at any Leaf Show.  
  • (M. & J. Carlson 2013) [Medium 20" x 45"). Heart-shaped green leaves have wide delightfully-ruffled creamy-white margins. The margin often streaks toward the center of the leaf. Forms a distinctive mound of heavily rippled foliage - maybe a little like a "Shirley Temple" hairdo! This is a good grower that shows off well in the shade garden. Dark lavender flowers in summer. Forms a wild mound of heavily rippled foliage. Tubular flowers are 1.5" long with dark lavender striping, held on 21"-25" long green scapes.
  • (H. Hansen - 2006) [Large - 24" x 47"] This plant is a unique beauty the color of a soft blue sea. The rippling ruffled leaves are rather narrow, wedge-shaped, and have pretty white backs. Appropriately named for the mythological god of freshwater and sea, the lovely cascading waves of soft blue foliage are topped with gently arching scapes of lavender flowers in late summer. Distinctive even as a young plant.
  • (Walters Gardens 1997) [Giant 36" x 66"] 'Nothern Exposure' is a sport of sieboldiana 'Elegans'. Huge, up to 13", corrugated, blue-green leaves develop 2"-wide, yellow-green margins that lighten to cream on into summer. Forms a large, impressive clump. Big 2 1/2" flowers are held well above the foliage in mid-summer. This impressive colorful variety will brighten up a shady spot in a big way!
  • (Marco Fransen 2008) [12" x 36"] Hosta 'Paradise Island' is a mutation of Hosta 'Fire Island' discovered by Holland's Marco Fransen and introduced in 2008. The rounded leaves emerge brilliant gold in spring, surrounded by a narrow green border and adorned by bright purple petioles that jut into the leaf base. Although the central leaf color fades to light green in summer, Hosta 'Paradise Island' is a fantastic selection. The clumps are topped with 2' stalks of medium lavender flowers in late spring.
  • (P. Ruh & P. Hofer 1987) [Large 18" x 27"] Sport of 'Perry's True Blue.' This large-growing classic hosta is one of the best for gold and green foliage. In spring, the leaves unfurl revealing a wide chartreuse splash in the center surrounded by bright rich green. By early summer it matures to a bright yellow center with dark green edges. In late summer, tall flower spikes bloom with lavender trumpet-shaped flowers. The large size gives a dramatic impact in the garden. Although no hosta is immune to slugs, this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures.
  • (R. Solberg - 2003) [Mini] A cute little green sport of 'Cracker Crumbs' with small shiny pointed leaves that are slightly wavy.  Hosta 'Plug Nickel' grows rapidly to form a dense mound about 6" tall by 14" wide and with tiny lavender flowers in mid-summer.  A great addition to a mini garden or "socks" for "long-legged" hostas. Looks great in a cute little pot on a sunporch or patio! Try planting with some small ferns in a rotted log!
  • (Walters Gardens) [Small 12" x 24"] This is a really cute sport of 'Rainforest Sunrise,' (2013 Hosta of the Year). It has thick, rounded leaves that are strongly puckered and deeply cupped. The golden pockets of sunshine are rimmed by deep-green margins making for a stunning contrast. Hosta 'Pocketful of Sunshine' forms a mound topped with lavender flowers in early summer. A bright little hosta with lots of big hosta character!
  • (D. Van Eechaute) [Medium 12" x 24"] Beautiful reddish-purple petioles hold smokey gray-green leaves... Eye-catching dark purple flower scapes and buds also. This good grower is fertile and gives seedlings with purple petioles.
  • (Hans Hansen 2005) [small 11" x 2'] This hosta is one of the more dramatic and unique hostas, carrying very thick, very glossy, oval-shaped leaves with bright golden centers surrounded by a wide, dark-green border. This is a sport of Hosta 'Obsession'. 'Rainbow's End' is topped in midsummer with short, bright, reddish-purple flower scapes of dark lavender flowers. This one is big on color and an eye-catcher!
  • (Zillis/Solberg 2005) [Small - 6" x 2"] Like a rollercoaster, this small hosta has deep rippled narrow white edges that ride up and down the narrow medium-green leaves. This little charmer has good substance with small lavender "spider-like" flowers in late summer. It is perfect in a pot or a special spot in your garden where it can "strut its stuff!"