Plantain Lily - Hosta Specimen

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HOSTA (Plantain Lily) Specimen Zone 3

One of the most popular perennial for the shade gardens. Hostas offer an amazing palette of colours, sizes and textures. They can be used in beds or containers. Please note for height – the number in brackets is the height of the bloom scapes, the number outside is the foliage height.

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Island Breeze Hosta Hosta 'Island Breeze' PP27151 Island Breeze emerges with a brilliant yellow centre and a substantial dark green edge. Red petiole bleeds into the leaf's base. In time, the yellow leaf interior becomes chartreuse, but the dark border remains. Lavender flowers appear in summer. Asexual propagation prohibited.

June 2001 Hosta of the Year! Wide, jetting blue-green margins and chartreuse centres in spring. Centres turn gold in summer. Pale lavender Blu-green/lime July-August 15”(20”) high 30” spread 

June Hosta Hosta 'June' Clump-forming perennial produces large, intensely puckered, rounded chartreuse foliage that is surrounded by a wide cream border in spring. Very tall, white flowers rise above the leaves in summer.

Minuteman A stunning selection. Dark green cupped leaves with wide pure white margins. Sport of ‘Francee’ Pale lavender Green/white June-July 18”(24”) high 36” spread

Neptune Gracefully arching blue-green leaves with wavy margins become more blue as the growing season progresses. Clump-forming perennial produces spikes of lavender flowers to 39"/99cm tall in late summer. Beautiful in container plantings. Propagation prohibited

Prairie Sky Prairie Sky Hosta forms a tight clump of powdery blue, lightly cupped leaves. Very refined. Pale lavender flowers arise on slender spikes in mid to late summer. Great addition to the mixed border.

Rainbows End Hosta of the Year 2021! This unique hosta exhibits incredibly variegated, shiny foliage. The bright yellow leaves of good substance have dark green margins that jet into the center, and the center brightens to creamy white in summer Purple Green/gold July 11”(19”) high 21” spread

Sum and Substance Hosta of the year 2004! A giant hosta. Leaf colour varies with sun exposure from light green to chartreuse to gold. Slug resistant. Sun tolerant. Pale lavender Green July-August 36”(48”) high 48-72” spread

Wiggles & Squiggles A unique looking hosta that lives up to its fun name! Bright yellow leaves are very long and thin and notable for their incredibly wavy margins. It forms a low, wide habit that really highlights the "wiggly" edges. Leaves will be more chartreuse green in more shade: for best yellow color, plant in a site with morning sun and afternoon shade. Lavender flowers. Lavender Chartreuse July-August 8”(18”) high 24” spread

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HOSTA (Plantain Lily) Premium Zone 3

One of the most popular perennial for the shade gardens. Hostas offer an amazing palette of colours, sizes and textures. They can be used in beds or containers. Please note for height – the number in brackets is the height of the bloom scapes, the number outside is the foliage height

Abiqua Drinking Gourd 2014 Hosta of the Year! Dark green-blue seersuckered leaves with heavy substance display a unique cupped form. Good slug resistance White Blue-green June-July 18”(22”) high 30” spread

Designer Genes Incredibly striking in the spring as the brilliant yellow leaves emerge from contrasting deep wine red shoots. It quickly grows to form a medium sized mound of bright yellow leaves with showy bright red petioles. Compared to other yellow hostas, this variety holds its coloring longer. Later in the season, the foliage mellows to more of a chartreuse green color. Tall, red scapes carry the purple flowers in late summer. Purple Yellow July 18”(22”) high 20” spread

Fire and Ice Small, twisting white leaves with a dark green margin. Reverse of Patriot. Lavender Green/white July 18”(20”) high 24” spread

First Frost 2010 Hosta of the Year! Intense blue-green leaves with margins of gold in spring, turning to pure white. Foliage holds up well until the first frost. Light lavender Blue/gold July 16”(28”) high 30” spread

Waterslide Proven Winner Variety. Sold in PW pots. Wavy, ruffled leaves with heavy substance. The blue, rippled leaves look like water splashing in the shade garden, and hold their blue color well into the summer season. Purple Blue July-August 14”(17”) high 18” spread

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