Hosta III / Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Golden Tiara’ (Savory 1977) – A smaller hosta with bright green heart-shaped leaves and generous chartreuse margins, held in tight clusters. This compact grower makes a great edging hosta and bears deep lavender flowers (paler in full shade) on 24″ high stems from July to August. Will occasionally repeat bloom if deadheaded. Grows 15″ high by 24-30″ wide. Zone 3.

Hosta ‘T-Rex’ (Ward 1999) (syn. ‘Tom Rex’) – One of the largest hosta available with individual leaves measuring up to 18″ long by 14″ wide. The slightly undulating foliage has attractive ribbing, emerging a bright lime in spring and shifting to a matte green by summer. It takes 3-4 years to mature and bears nearly white flowers. Grows 30″ high by 4 to 5′ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

Hosta undulata ‘Albo-Marginata’ (syn. ‘Undulata Albomarginata’, ‘Thomas Hogg’) – A reliable and easy to find hosta with medium green foliage edged in pure white, with some silvery-green highlights where the variegation meets the center. It bears pale lavender flowers on 32″ stems and is easily divided in spring. Grows 18″ high by 40″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

Hosta ‘June Fever’ (Van Den Top 2005) – This nearly all golden- yellow sport of ‘June’ has elegant pointed leaves that emerge bright gold with irregular dark green highlights on the margins – with the overall colour shifting to a creamy-yellow by summer. It bears lavender flowers on 24″ stems from mid to late summer. Grows 15″ high by 24″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

Hosta ‘Frances Williams’ (Williams 1986) – This cultivar was discovered as a sport in 1936 in Connecticut. It has very large bluish-green leaves with chartreuse margins that are corrugated and heavily veined, which also makes it quite slug resistant. This award winning (American Hosta Society) hosta has white flowers on 30″ tall stems. Grows 22″ high by 48″ wide. Zone 3.

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