Browsing category: Hostas in My Gardens
Hosta ‘Golden Tiara’
Hosta ‘Golden Tiara’ is a classic because it was the first small hosta to have gold margined leaves. Golden Tiara grows very quickly and produces lots of flowers… and in my gardens, lots of seed pods, but the seeds do not germinate easily.
Hosta ‘Honeybells’ has light to medium green, slightly shiny leaves that are broader in mature plants. The leaves have wavy edges, which give them a somewhat puckery appearance. This hosta blossoms later than most others, but the very fragrant flowers are worth the wait.
Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’
Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’ is another one of my favorite hostas. This one is especially beautiful with its large, vase-shaped mound of foliage, soft blue leaves with wavy, pale yellow margins, and lavender flowers that tower over the plant on tall scapes.
Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’
Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ was chosen as Hosta of the Year in 2004. It is impressive because of its huge size, but I think it starts out as one of the least attractive hostas in early spring because its rounded chartreuse leaves stay crumpled for such a long time.
Hosta ‘Undulata Albomarginata’
Hosta ‘Undulata Albomarginata’ has been the most commonly planted hosta for the last hundred years. Unfortunately slugs love it too, and without slug protection it can look pretty awful in just a few weeks.
Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’
Despite its small size, Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’ really stands out and is easily recognizable even from a distance because its foliage shows such a sharp contrast between the white and the green.
Hosta ‘Summer Joy’
Hosta ‘Summer Joy’ is a relatively new hosta for me, and I started with a small tissue culture last summer, so the plant is still not very large. In spring and early summer, Summer Joy’s leaf centers are the bright yellow shown in these photographs.
Hosta ‘Great Expectations’
Hosta ‘Great Expectations’ is an especially beautiful hosta. When it emerges in the spring, the leaves have a bright yellow center and wide irregular bluish-green borders.
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’ is one of the classics, and it is an impressive sight with its large, vase-shaped mound that makes a wonderful backdrop for smaller hostas.
My Hosta ‘Halcyon’ is an unusually beautiful powdery blue and until last year had always stayed this color all season.