Hosta V / Plantain Lily

hostamontanaaureamarginata (290x300)Hosta montana ‘Aureomarginata’ – A spectacular specimen Hosta with huge 12″ long by 8″ wide leaves of glossy dark green with irregular bright gold margins, which fade to cream with age. These have prominent veining and emerge in early spring. Pale lavender to near white blooms are held on 40″ tall flower scapes in July. Grows 26″ high by 48″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

hostablueangel (300x283)Hosta ‘Blue Angel’ – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is a sieboldiana type with huge bluish-green leaves that are heavily veined and slug resistant. It is one of the larger blue-leaved  Hostas and was bred by Paul Aden, bearing pale lavender blooms on 4′ high stalks in midsummer. Makes a good container specimen. Grows 3′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

hostaregalsplendor (300x296)Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’ – This sport of ‘Krossa Regal’ was the Hosta of the Year in 2003 and was introduced by Walter’s Gardens Inc. It bears corrugated leaves of frosty blue with creamy-yellow margins and very tall scapes of lavender flowers from mid to late summer. Fairly resistant to slug damage. Grows 2-3′ high by 3′ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

hostafrozenmargarita (295x300)Hosta ‘Frozen Margarita‘ – A variegated sport of ‘Fried Bananas’ with bright yellowish-green foliage (that turns more yellow with age) and thin irregular creamy-white margins that are more narrow than ‘Fragrant Bouquet’. It bears fragrant pale lavender funnel-shaped blooms from mid to late summer, usually around August. Grows 24-30″ high by 36″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

hostacherryberry (295x300)Hosta ‘Cherry Berry’ – A unique Plantain Lily with lance-shaped leaves held on long leaf stalks (often lightly red-tinted). The foliage is deep green with a golden center (with some lime highlights on the edge) that shifts to white by summer. The dramatic 26″ high bright red flower stalks hold lavender-blue flowers from mid to late summer. Grows 12″ high by 20-24″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

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