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Hostas in a display bed at the Farm

Hostas—I just can’t say enough about them! They are excellent perennials that come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, color variations, and textures. Yes, there are many more (2000+) than the three varieties many people are familiar with—no more are they just fillers for a shady area, but instead have become a collector’s delight!

AND - very exciting news - our COMPLETE SELECTION of hostas (and peonies!) is now available for mail order as bare root plants! Visit our online store for details!

We try to grow unusual varieties that will fit into many situations such as specimen plants, edgers, groundcovers, and background plants. The sizes indicated are sizes at maturity, which generally take a few years to attain (be patient—it’s worth waiting for). Also, although hostas can generally be divided quite frequently, they look their best when you allow them to get to their mature sizes in order to see them in their full glory. Come see some great specimens at the farm—we’d love to share our addiction with you!!

Some additional, general information:

  1. The thicker the leaf, the more slug resistant they are.
  2. Generally, blues will burn in sun but some golds/greens can take almost a full day of sun.
  3. Many blues are slow growers—remember, be patient!
  4. Think of combining different varieties to create a shady spot with texture, depth, and interest.

As we don’t use chemicals, I’ve found a great source for an all natural slug and snail control called “Escar-Go” (great name, huh?!). It is safe for pets and other wildlife and can be obtained through a company called Gardens Alive.

Duncan with Hosta Royal Wedding
Duncan with new Hosta ‘Royal Wedding’

Come and see our Hosta display beds at the farm where you can see more mature specimens ‘cause we all know that baby Hostas often look different than their adult versions! We have well over 200 different varieties of hostas planted in our shade display beds for you to drool over! Also, please remember that not all Hostas will be ready for sale at the same time (especially some of the new varieties), or we may be sold out of a particular kind. Please check with us (815-521-9535 or contrarymary@contrarymarysplants.com) to find out our current availability, especially if you are coming for particular ones!

Another thing you Hosta fanatics might think about..why not join a Hosta Society to share your passion?! A couple you might want to check out: The Northern Illinois Hosta Society and The American Hosta Society. One last thing; a great resource for pictures is the Hosta Library. Now, on to the pieces de resistance!!!

We have almost 50 varieties of hostas new for 2014! Here’s a list - descriptions and prices will be posted soon!

Hostas New for 2014

Android
Angelique
Arch Duke
Bam Bam Blue
Blue Circle
Buttered Popcorn
Center of Attention
Chromosphere
Con Te Partiro
Cool As a Cucumber
Deliverance
Dino Flash Forward
Flemish Gold
Frisian Waving Steel
Green Cups
Gretchen’s Grace

Happy Dayz
Island Breeze
Ivory Queen
Joy Ride
June Spirit
Lil’ Abner
Lipstick Blonde
Little Hobber
Mango Smoothie
Manhattan
Mariachi
Mini Skirt
Monster Ears
Obscene Gesture
Ocean Isle
Ophir

Over the Waves
Playmate
Royal Wedding
Sahara Nights
Scallion Pancakes
Sharp Dressed Man
Sizzle
Southern Gold
Sparkling Burgundy
Starship
Sunset Grooves
Trifecta
Virginia Reel
Winter Warrior
You’re So Vein

 

Be sure to look for the Top 10! indicating current Contrary Mary Favorites—Cutting Edge and Bizzare hostas!

Named Cultivars: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Hostas H-O


Hosta Name Size
Price
‘Abby’

7” ht x 16” w

#1

$7.00

This sport of ‘Gold Drop’ is green centered and darling. We have a nice one in the display bed to look at!

‘Abiqua Blue Crinkles’

28” ht x 40” w

#1

$10.00

A lovely pale blue wrinkly creature that has nice cupping as it matures and white flowers.

Top 10! ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’

20” ht x 48” w

#1

$12.00

Hosta Abiqua Drinking GourdDeeply cupped & heavily corrugated blue-green foliage, near white flowers in June/July. A Contrary Mary Top 10 pick!

New for 2013!‘Abiqua Elephant Ears’

29” ht x 60” w

#1

$22.00

This big beautiful beastie is aptly named! Its bodacious Brobdingnagian, arching long green leaves can measure 17” x 13”…yowza! I’m thinking it would be cool to plant a Mouse Ear family member near it to see what happens….! Pale lavender flowers.

‘Abiqua Recluse’

23” ht x 48” w

#1

$10.00

Brilliant gold, corrugated & slug resistant, outstanding specimen plant! Pale lavender flowers in June/July. See pictures at Hosta Library!
‘Abiqua Trumpet’

9” ht x 18” w

#1

$7.00

A nice small, solid hosta with great substance and blue-green leaves. Also has nice light purple flowers in July.

New for 2013! ‘Abraham Lincoln’

16” ht x 36” w

#1

$20.00

Hosta Abraham Lincoln - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryWe here in the “Land of Lincoln” are proud of “our” fabulous President, and this handsome devil deserves to be inaugurated into your Hosta collection! Sporting very corrugated, thick blue-green foliage that is robust and dependable, he makes a great medium-sized anchor. Pale purple flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Afterglow’

24” ht x 30” w

#1

$20.00

Hosta Afterglow - photo courtesy Walters GardensThis provocative sport of (what else!) ‘Climax’ has green heart-shaped foliage with very wide yellow margins. An eye-catching, impelling specimen plant with pale lavender flowers!

‘Alakazaam’ 5”ht x 14”w Jumbo $19.00
Hosta Alakazaam (photo courtesy Walters Gardens)A smashing new mini with long narrow, ruffley foliage that is green with yellow margins; forms a horizontal, distinctive little mound. Would look INCREDIBLE with a hosta like ‘Maui Buttercups’ or ‘Lettuce Salad’ for contrast! May not be ready until late summer.
‘Alex Summers’ 22” h x 41” w #1 $12.00
Hosta Alex Summers‘Alex Summers’ is a way-cool sport of ‘Gold Regal’ that boasts bright golden margins surrounding lush green centers; a great specimen! Lavender flowers.
‘All That Jazz’

23” ht x 48” w

#1

$16.00

Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryA nice large hosta from Olga Petryszyn that has slightly shiny, very large, heart shaped foliage that is medium green with creamy yellow edges. Horn will be tootin’ for this beauty (oh, has pale lavender flowers too!).
‘Allegan Fog’

 18” ht x 40” w

#1

$13.00

Allegan Fog; photo courtesy of  Naylor Creek HostasHosta Allegan Fog (leaf)A sensational new misted hosta! This plant has misted green foliage with a white center-foliage is slightly twisted. Pale lavender flowers in July. Wow!

New for 2013! ‘Alligator Alley’

18” ht x 36” w

#1

$22.00

Hosta Alligator Alley - photo courtesy Walters GardensHaving driven through Alligator Alley several times, I can attest that anything named for it would have to be exceedingly tough, and this baby is no exception! A sport of ‘Dick Ward’, it has pebbled, very heavily corrugated nearly round foliage with yellow centers and wide blue-green margins. A slug would definitely chip a tooth if he chews on this one! Near white flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Amazing Grace’

20” ht x 48” w

#1

$15.00

How sweet the sound…oh, sorry! She IS a sweetie, though, with dark green foliage that has white margins; a nice grower, with near white flowers too!

‘American Gothic’ 27” h x 52” w #1 $20.00
Hosta American Gothic - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis beauty was introduced at the 2010 Midwest Hosta Convention and is destined to be a classic! It has a blue-green center and wide creamy margin; great substance and is quite civilized! Pale lavender flowers.
‘American Hero’ 12” h x 16” w Jumbo $18.00
Hosta American Hero - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘American Hero’ is a rough and tough ‘Revolution’ sport with wide, deep green margins and a white to cream speckled center. Its foliage has great substance and twists slightly which makes it a real standout in the garden! Walters Gardens donates a portion of the proceeds to Greencare For Troops, which provides landscape services to families of those deployed in the Armed Forces. A great plant and a great cause! Lavender flowers.
‘American Icon’

22” ht x 60” w

#1

$16.00

American IconAn outstanding specimen that’s a sport of ‘Choo Choo Train’ with green leaves and a wide gold margin. Pale lavender flowers. Can form a massive clump!
‘American Sweetheart’

20” ht x 30” w

#1

$16.00

American SweetheartThis Hosta was named in honor of Mildred Seaver and is a tetraploid version of ‘Sea Thunder’ with much wider green margins, thicker leaves, and a more upright habit than its parent. Lavender flowers top it off in August. A beauty!

New for 2013! ‘Andrew’

21” ht x 28” w

#1

$20.00

A lovely tri-color sport of ‘Blue Mammoth’, he has blue foliage with creamy white centers and a streak of green between the center and margins. Becomes very corrugated and puckered with age; rather a  slow grower but definitely worth it! Pale lavender flowers.

‘Ann Kulpa’

20” ht x 40” w

#1

$13.00

Hosta Ann Kulpa; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis striking specimen hosta has a dark green leaf that has a creamy yellow center that changes to a clean white mid-season. A vigorous grower with great substance and pale lavender flowers.
‘Aomori Gold’ 18”ht x 30”w #1 $26.00
Hosta Aomori Gold (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)A BRILLIANT golden beacon, especially in the spring—found wandering the wilds on Honshu Island! A great grower and EXTREMELY limited!
‘Aomori Setting Sun’ 18”ht x 30”w #1 $35.00
Hosta Aomori Setting Sun (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)A very RARE beauty with gold-margined dark green elongated foliage and a distinctive upright growth habit. VERY, VERY limited!

New for 2013! ‘Arc de Triomphe’

21” ht x 50” w

#1

$14.00

This piece de resistance has comely blue-green leaf centers (changing to dark green) with yellow margins that turn pure white in summer. Foliage is wavy and interesting; pale lavender flowers.

‘Arctic Blast’ 20” ht x 30” w #1 $14.00
Hosta Arctic Blast; photo courtesy of Monty CarlsonThis vase-shaped hosta has frosty blue foliage with wavy margins and twisted leaf tips; also has cool white undersides and lavender flowers. Shiver me timbers, this is a cool one!
‘Autumn Frost’ 12” h x 12” w Jumbo $18.00
Hosta Autumn Frost - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Autumn Frost’ is an awesome new sport of ‘First Frost’ with bright yellow margins surrounding frosty blue centers. Margins may lighten to cream in the summer; has the incredible substance you would expect coming from such great parentage! Lavender flowers.
‘Avocado’ 20” h x 48” w #1 $16.00
Hosta Avocado - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Avocado’ is a real treat for your garden! It has very wide deep green leaf margins that are striking and showy (much more vivid than its parent ‘Guacamole’!) Oh, did I mention its fragrant showy pale lavender flowers too?!
‘Atlantis’

28” ht x 60” w

#1

$16.00

Hosta Atlantis; photo courtesy of  Naylor Creek HostasThis awesome tetraploid sport of ‘Abba Dabba Do’ has long, dark green, ruffled foliage with a limey margin and light lavender flowers. Paradise is found with this dramatic specimen plant! May not be available until late summer.
‘Baby Blue Eyes’ mini Jumbo $14.00
Hosta Baby Blue Eyes; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryThis little cutie from Bob Solberg has very blue heart shaped foliage with a compact growing habit and lavender flowers. What can I say…awww!

New for 2013! ‘Baby Booties’

Mini

4½” pot

$20.00

Hosta Baby Booties - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis little darlin’ is a “gotta-have” for your mini collection, with precious bitsy leaves that are deep green with streaky white margins. A copious producer of precious pale purple flowers; may not be ready for adoption until late summer!

New for 2013! ‘Baby Doll’

Mini

4½” pot

$24.00

Hosta Baby Doll - photo courtesy Naylor CreekThis diminutive damsel has mighty moxie! Looking very similar to a miniature ‘June’ (a definite hosta fan fave!), she has awesome substance and scads of lavender flowers. Don’t wait too long to take her home!

‘Baby Bunting’ 7”ht x 16”w Jumbo $8.00
Although certainly not new, I keep forgetting to include this little cutie! Everyone should have this little darling in their collection—she has foliage that starts blue and morphs into dark green by summer, a very tight growth habit with nearly round foliage, and masses of DARK purple flowers! LOTS of awww factor here!
‘Band of Gold’

22” ht x 30” w

#1

$13.00

A nice grower that is a seedling of ‘Dorothy Benedict’ x hypoleuca with broad green leaves edged with a wide gold margin that change to creamy white mid-summer. Pure white flowers late June.
New! ‘Bashful’ ?8”ht x 18”w? Jumbo $20.00
Hosta Bashful (photo courtesy Naylor Creek)This little cutie is a seedling from ‘Blue Cadet’, and has creamy mottled spring foliage, becoming greener as the season progresses. New growth still has that mottling effect, so it looks neat all season! White flowers.
‘Beach Party’ 24”ht x 50”w #1 $18.00
Hosta Beach Party (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)This one’s a beautiful blue sport of ‘Lakeside Beach Captain’; thick- substanced and loads of fun with pale lavender flowers. Another limited one!
‘Beckoning’

21” ht x 40” w

#1

$13.00

BeckoningCan’t you hear this large sport of ‘Blue Angel’ calling to you.! A beauty with heart shaped leaves that emerge green and then turn gold with wide blue-green margins. Near white flowers too!

New for 2013! ‘Becky’s Choice’

16” ht x 28” w

#1

$20.00

This medium-sized beauty had very powdery blue somewhat slender undulating foliage; great form and substance….a great choice!

New!‘Beet Salad’ 12”ht x 24”w #1 $24.00
This Bob Solberg intro is HOT! It has shiny foliage that has very beet red legs (all the way up!) AND a very narrow band of red edging on the leaves and on the underside of the leaf tips. The purple flowers are fertile (someday we WILL have a red Hosta!) A VERY distinctive Hosta!
‘Big Daddy’

26” ht x 49” w

#1

$9.00

Hosta Big Daddy; photo courtesy of  Naylor Creek HostasRich blue-green, heavily corrugated foliage, slowish growth rate, imposing background plant. Near white flowers in late June.
‘Bill Brincka’

24” ht x 48” w

#1

$13.00

This opipara cultivar has intensely shiny, dark green elongated foliage with yellow margins that turn creamy as the season progresses. A rhizomous spreader, he forms an eye-catching groundcover and has neat purple flowers with stripes!
‘Black Beauty’ 22”ht x 45”w #1 $13.00
Hosta Black BeautyI just LOVE dark green hostas for their ability to play off of brightly colored foliage—they really make a statement and allow your eyes to focus and rest to be able to take in the whole garden picture. This one is no exception as it is very dark green and forms a distinctive mound of unruly foliage. Pair her with ‘Key West’, ‘Blaze of Glory’, ‘Madam’, or ‘Fat Cat’ for a show-winning combination!
‘Black Jack’

22” ht x 40” w

#1

$17.00

Hosta Black JackThis heavily substanced hosta has very dark green, corrugated foliage and makes an outstanding foil. A real knockout!
‘Blaze of Glory’

21” ht x 30” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Blaze of Glory; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryA very flashy looking hosta with bright yellow foliage and lavender flowers. Hot!
‘Blue Arrow’ 16” h x 40” w #1 $9.00
‘Blue Arrow’ is a Tardiana-type Hosta boasting wedge shaped blue foliage of great substance (no slug bait here!) The foliage is slightly wavy and held somewhat upright giving it great presence in the garden. Bluish lavender flowers; 16” ht

New for 2013! ‘Blue Beard’

Mini

4½” pot

$18.00

Are ya looking for an intensely blue mini? Here he is! A Tardiana with nearly round foliage, he has great presence for such a little fella. A slow grower (but well worth the wait!); near white flowers.

‘Blue Cadet’

20” w x 30” w

#1

$5.00

Hosta Blue CadetThis old favorite forms a dense blue clump with heart-shaped leaves-very slug resistant. Lavender flowers in July.
‘Blue Dolphin’

24” ht x 42” w

#1

$14.00

This seedling of ‘Sea Mermaid’ is a unique, blue-green color with rounded, veiny, heart-shaped leaves and near white flowers. A real catch that may not be available until late summer!
‘Blue Flame’ 18”ht x 38”w #1 $14.00
Hosta Blue FlameA yellow-edged sport of ‘Fragrant Blue’ (a Contrary Mary fave!) with fragrant pale lavender flowers…very hot!
‘Blue Haired Lady ’

12” ht x 34” w

#1

$14.00

A hybrid of ‘Sum & Substance’ x yingeri with an almost plastic substance—very shiny, smooth, dark green leaves that really attract attention! Lavender flowers n tall scapes in July add to its allure!
‘Blue Hawaii’ 32” h x 78” w #1 $14.00
Hosta Blue Hawaii - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Blue Hawaii’ evokes its tropical paradise namesake with its intensely blue, immensely thick foliage; rather torturous as I’m writing this as the snow is coming down! Foliage becomes slightly cupped, and it is one of the BEST hostas for vivid blue coloration. Very limited; get her before paradise is lost! Pale purple flowers.
‘Blue Ivory’ 16” ht x 20” w #1 $18.00
Hosta Blue Ivory; photo courtesy of Walters GardensA precious sport of ‘Halcyon’ with creamy white centers and blue margins in spring, morphing to bright white margins and blue green center in summer. Great texture like its parent; lavender flowers too!
‘Blue Jay’

10” ht x 24” w

#1

$13.00

Hosta Blue Jay; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryA remarkably blue hosta (the bluest?!) with heart shaped leaves of great substance; it forms a neat mound that stands out in the garden. Lavender flowers in July.
‘Blue Mammoth’

30” ht x 70” w

#1

$12.00

Hosta 'Blue Mammoth'Huge mound of slug-resistant, deep blue foliage-slowish growth rate. Near white flowers mid-June/July-wowzers!
‘Blue Mouse Ears

8” ht x 19” w

#1

$14.00

Blue Mouse EarsOne of the very best small hostas (and how could you resist the name!), it has very good substance and almost round leaves. It forms an adorable little mound and has pale purple flowers in July and a medium to slow growth rate (so be patient!) 2008 Hosta Grower’s Hosta of the Year!
‘Blue Wu’ 36” h x ? #1 $28.00
Hosta Blue Wu - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Blue Wu’ is a sport of the GARGANTUAN ‘Empress Wu’, and is clearly destined to become another big, impressive mama! With HUGE blue green leaves and great substance ya just KNOW I’m classifying this one as a “gotta-have”; need I even say it is VERY VERY limited?! Pale lavender flowers, ?36” ht (or more?)
‘Blueberry Muffins’ 13” h x 18” w Jumbo $18.00
Hosta Blueberry Muffin - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Blueberry Muffins’ is a delicious new addition (I’m even making myself hungry!) with nearly round, very puckered and very blue foliage that is held aloft by red petioles! Don’t worry though, the slugs won’t find this one appetizing! Lavender flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Blueberry a la Mode’

?24” ht x 36” w?

#1

$21.00

Hosta Blueberry a la Mode - photo courtesy Naylor CreekAs yummy as it sounds, this newbie is a sport of ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ (long a Contrary fave!) with very cupped and distinctive foliage that has white borders. Great substance and yet another “100 yard” Hosta that will zip outa here fast! Near white flowers.

‘Blueberry Tart’

10”? ht x ?

#1

$16.00

Hosta Blueberry Tart; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryA BRAND NEW intro by the Solbergs that is a cross of ‘Blue Cadet’ and ’ Fall Bouquet’ with very blue foliage that is uniquely folded and forms a tight adorable mound. Purportedly holds its color magnificently!  Pinkish flowers in July.
‘Bodacious Blue’

32” ht x 50” w

#1

$16.00

Want something tall and stately for your hosta bed? This is it! It has long pointed blue green leaves and near white flowers in July. Gnarly dude!
‘Bogie and Bacall’ 13” h x 30” w Jumbo $20.00
Hosta Bogie & Bacall - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Bogie and Bacall’ has medium green foliage with a sexy white margin; great growth rate too, sweetheart! VERY limited engagement. Lavender flowers.
‘Boyz Toy’ mini 4½” pot $14.00
Hosta Boyz Toy - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Boyz Toy’ has it goin’ on….foliage emerges bright chartreuse with red (yup, that’s what I said) leaf tips! The red will fade, and the foliage turns bright yellow and glossy--this is one sassy mini! Vivid purple flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Bridal Falls’

28” ht x 38” w

#1

$22.00

Hosta Bridal Falls - photo courtesy Jan van der TopThis sport of (you guessed it!) ‘ Niagara Falls’ forms a gorgeous mound of piecrusted dark green foliage with white edged that streak into the leaf centers. Great substance and veination too; light lavender flowers. A perfect specimen!

‘Bridegroom’

8” ht x 16” w

#1

$12.00

Hosta Bridegroom; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryA distinctive small hosta with dark green leaves that twist and curl upward at the tips (very Contraryish!) Lavender flowers.
‘Bright Lights’

10” ht x 20” w

#1

$12.00

Hosta Bright Lights; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryThis is a real eye catcher with very puckered and textured bright gold leaves with a wide blue margin. White flowers.
New! ‘Broad Band’ 22”ht x 30”w #1 $18.00
Hosta Broad Band (Photo courtesy Ron Livingston)Hosta Broad Band (Photo courtesy Ron Livingston)A beauteous specimen with heart shaped foliage that has VERY wide creamy yellow margins and deep green centers. Near white flowers too!
‘Brother Stefan’

22” ht x 40” w

#1

$18.00

Hosta Brother Stephan; photo courtesy of Walters GardensA phenomenal specimen that has very corrugated gold leaves with a wide green margin. Great substance and a moderate grower; near white flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Brutus’

36” ht x 60” w

#1

$22.00

This Titan becomes a humongous mound of deep green, heavily piecrusted and veined foliage that cups distinctively downward; this is one that will DEFINITELY be noticed at maturity! Grows somewhat slowly; may not be ready until mid-summer. Pale lavender flowers.

‘Bulletproof’ 16”ht x 34”w #1 $19.00
Hosta Bulletproof (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)This sport of ‘Halcyon’ has blue-green foliage that is so thick it’s almost rubbery! This is definitely one that will be an unusual standout for texture! A somewhat slow grower, it may not be ready until late summer. VERY limited!
‘Camelot’

14” ht x 20” w

Jumbo

$10.00

Hosta Camelot; photo courtesy Shady Oaks NurseryCrusading for a blue hosta? This lovely Tardiana from Eric Smith is very blue and full of substance, with heart-shaped leaves and light lavender flowers. Dreamy!
‘Cameo’

5” ht x 14” w

#1

$13.00

CameoA darling new mini that is the reverse of ‘Pandora’s Box.’ Lavender flowers in July.
‘Candy Dish’ ?16” ht x 24” w? #1 $19.00
Hosta Candy DishNow THIS is a tempting hosta! She has dark green ruffley leaves (piecrusted) that have a glassy texture, purple petioles, and purple flowers…yum! May not be ready until late summer and in VERY limited quantities.
‘Captain Kirk’

15” ht x 28” w

Jumbo

$13.00

Captain Kirk; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis sport of ‘Gold Standard’ has heavy substance and bright gold foliage with very wide dark green margins and pale lavender flower. A fast grower too!
‘Carnival’ 18” h x 40” w #1 $12.00
Hosta Carnival‘Carnival’ is a bold, bright festival of color! It forms a large mound of dark green foliage with creamy edges. Make merry (mary?!) in your garden! Lavender flowers.
‘Carolina Sunshine’

14” ht x 28” w

#1

$15.00

Carolina Sunshine; photo courtesy of Walters GardensA T. Avent intro, this beauty has a dark green center with light green edges and lavender flowers. Very limited quantities!
‘Cat’s Eye’ mini 4½” pot $12.00
Hosta Cat's Eye; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryThis little charmer is really the cat’s meow of minis! She’s got golden centers and dark green margins; great substance too! May not be ready for adoption until late summer!
‘Cathedral Windows’ 18” h x 38” w #1 $18.00
Hosta Cathedral Windows‘Cathedral Windows’ is a tetraploid sport of ‘Stained Glass’ that surpassed its parent regarding vividness and distinction! It pass the “Ten Yard” test (does it stand out from afar?!) with its gold center and very wide dark green margins and great substance. This beauty even has pale lavender FRAGRANT flowers!
‘Celebration of Angels’ 19”ht x 48”w #1 $24.00
Hosta Celebration of Angels (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)A very rare and limited sport of ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ with intensely gold almost round foliage that is wavy and unruly—makes quite a statement! Get her before she flies out of here!
‘Celestial’ 22” h x 48” w #1 $15.00
Hosta Celestial - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Celestial’ is a classic hosta that has dark green foliage with cream edges that streak into the center…makes a divine specimen! Very pale lavender flowers.
‘Celtic Uplands’ 20” h x 36” w #1 $22.00
Hosta Celtic Uplands - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Celtic Uplands’ has dark green, shiny foliage (inherited from its yingeri parent) held aloft by red petioles, and forms a distinctive vase shaped mound. You’ll be saying gosh and beggora when you see its unique spider shaped dark purple flowers that appear late; also sets viable seed!

New for 2013! ‘Centerfold’

21” ht x 42” w

#1

$18.00

Hosta Centerfold - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis doll’s a REAL looker, with BRIGHT gold, very corrugated and unruly foliage; would REALLY pop paired with dark green Hostas! Very pale lavender flowers.

‘Chain Lightning’ 16” h x 30” w #1 $16.00
Hosta Chain Lightning - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Chain Lightning’ is a white-centered stroke of brilliance for your Hosta collection! It has thick grey-green foliage with a stroke of creamy white through the center; great contrast and would look AWESOME with weirdo ones like ‘Corkscrew,’ ‘Totally Twisted’ or ‘Tremors’, or with dark beauties like ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Black Jack,’ or ‘Irish Luck!’ Lavender flowers.
‘Chantilly Lace’

9” ht x 12” w

Jumbo

$10.00

Chantilly LaceThis charming small hosta has a medium green center and light margins—leaves have a twist at the tip! With white flowers, this oldie but goodie is a hit!
‘Chartreuse Wiggles’

5” ht x 15” w

Jumbo

$8.00

Chartreuse Wiggles; photo courtesy Shady Oaks NurseryA wiggly-squirmy-wormy kinda guy with very narrow, bright foliage. This mini munchkin is a must!
‘Cheatin’ Heart’

 8” ht x 18” w

Jumbo

$10.00

Hosta Cheatin' Heart; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryAn adorable little mound of light gold foliage that is oval-shaped and slightly wavy, it has pale lavender flowers in July—a real cutie! 

New for 2013! ‘Checkered Cab’

13” ht x 50” w

Jumbo

$18.00

Hosta Checkered Cab - photo courtesty Q & Z NurseryThis newbie is a medium sized Hosta with very bright gold, crinkly, wrinkly, and rumpled foliage that produces purple flowers on eye-catching red scapes. Catch her before she zooms away; may not be ready until late summer!

‘Cherish’

4” ht x 10” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Cherish; photo courtesy Shady Oaks NurseryAn absolute precious mini that is a sport of ‘Baby Bunting.’ She has roundish yellow leaves that streak into the dark green edges. Center turns to near white by midsummer. As if that wasn’t enough for the cute-o-meter, she has tiny very dark purple bell shaped flowers in July. Say it together: AWWWW!

New for 2013! ‘Cherry Flip’

16” ht x 28” w

Jumbo

$22.00

Hosta Cherry Flip - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis seedling of ‘One Man’s Treasure’ has very distinctive foliage that is wide, deep green, heavily veined, slightly rippled and open facing atop VERY deep red petioles. The foliage forms an upright mound so its red legs are very visible! Purple flowers; may not be ready until late summer!

‘Cherry Tart’ 9” ht x 15” w Jumbo $16.00
Hosta Cherry Tart; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasA VERY bright eye-catching hosta that starts chartreuse and changes to a glowing yellow in summer; also has bright shocking red petioles that make an awesome contrast to the bright foliage. Likes morning sun and may not be ready until late summer!
‘Cherry Tomato’ mini 4½” pot $17.00
Hosta Cherry Tomato - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Cherry Tomato’ is a unique sport of ‘Cherry Berry’ and features long lance-shaped white leaves with dark green margins. A vigorous mini, it also has very unique dark purple flowers that are held by red petioles…superb!

New for 2013! ‘Chesapeake Bay’

24” ht x 50” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta Chesapeake Bay - photot courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis intensely blue and deeply cupped Hosta forms a large vase shaped mound; perfect as a focal point! Somewhat slow grower and has near white flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Chief Sitting Bull’

? 34-44” ht x 75-90” w?

#1

$20.00

Hosta Chief Sitting Bull - photot courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis GIANT behemoth has huge deep green unruly foliage of awesome substance; you’ll definitely need to make room for him! A slow mover with pale lavender flowers; not available until late summer, but sure to ride outa here fast!

New! ‘Childhood Fantasy’ ?16”ht x 28”w? #1 $22.00
Hosta Childhood Fantasy (photo courtesy Naylor Creek)This dreamy guy has long, pointed, wavy blue foliage that has a distinctive leaf tip twist….an upward reaching, dynamic Hosta that is in VERY limited supply; don’t let this fantasy pass you buy (get it?!)
‘Chinese Sunrise’ 9” ht x 12” w Jumbo $6.00
This sweet little Hosta with a light green center turning to all green in summer. Lavender flowers too!
‘Choo-Choo Train’

24” ht x 60+” w

#1

$13.00

Hosta Choo Choo Train; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryThis awesome beauty has very thick ruffled limey gold leaves with piecrust edges and white flowers. A unique and outstanding specimen plant..woo-hoo!
‘Chopsticks’

14” ht x 20” w

Jumbo

$16.00

This new beauty has uniquely shaped green foliage held upright by long red petioles and lavender flowers. Another collector’s hosta sure to garner attention!
‘Christmas Tree’ 22”ht x 50”w #1 $11.00
This ‘Frances Williams’ hybrid forms a distinctive mound of white to yellow margined, green-centered foliage; also develops purple-red seed pods which are an added attraction.

New for 2013! ‘Church Mouse’

Mini

4½” pot

$22.00

Hosta Church Mouse - photo courtesy Walters GardensThis precious little pixie has blue, wavy and VERY thick foliage topped by an abundance of lavender flowers. Great contrast to some of the rounder foliaged mice! Not ready for adoption until fall.

‘Circular Saw’ 18”ht x 36”w #1 $22.00
Hosta Circular Saw (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)A distinctive hosta with almost round foliage that is gold-margined and green-centered and has pale lavender flowers. The buzz is that it’s a GREAT grower too! VERY limited!
‘Clausa’

 10” ht x 10” w

Jumbo

$6.00

An oddity from Korea with stiffly erect, straplike green leaves that form a stoloniferous groundcover. Its flowers are unique in that they remain permanently closed and are deep purple. See pictures at Hosta Library!
‘Clear Fork River Valley’ 26” ht x50” w #1 $18.00
Hosta Clear Fork River Valley; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryThis beauty has intensely corrugated, puckered, thick deep green foliage that is highly slug resistant and pale lavender flowers…a real standout; might be one of the most “puckery” there is! May not be ready until late summer, but well worth the wait!
‘Clifford’s Stingray’ 16” h x ? #1 $16.00
Hosta Clifford's Stingray - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Clifford’s Stingray’ is a bold, brazen, eye-catching hosta with wide dark green margins and  bright white centers that feathers down the leaf. Great substance too! Pale lavender flowers.
‘Climax’

24” ht x 36” w

#1

$14.00

Climax; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis eye-catching sport of ‘High Noon’ has apple green leaves with bright gold margins and great corrugation. A specimen hosta for sure!
‘Cloudburst’ 15” ht x 30” w #1 $15.00
Hosta Cloudburst; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryThis ‘Glory’ seedling has thick, blue-green foliage reminiscent of angry storm clouds that turn shiny and dark green in summer and pale purple flowers. This is one beautiful storm you’ll want to weather!
Top 10!‘Clovelly’

18” ht x 18” w

#1

$18.00

Hosta Clovelly; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis is a REAL stunner and immediately recognizable—with apple-green leaves that show dimpling at maturity and fantastic pie-crust edging, it creates an open clump due to its foliage being held horizontally. Pale lavender flowers in summer...get this one fast as it’s rare and in very limited quantities! A Contrary Mary Top 10 pick!
‘Coconut Custard’ 9” ht x 15” w Jumbo $18.00
Coconut CustardThis Solberg Hosta has heart shaped yellow foliage overlaid with white wax to give it a creamy look. Also has bright purple petioles and orchid colored flowers…yummy!
‘Cody’

5” ht x 12” w

Jumbo

$10.00

CodyA great dwarf with heart shaped, shiny green leaves. Great grower! Lavender flowers.
‘Cold Heart’ ?16” ht x 24” w? #1 $18.00
Hosta Cold Heart; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasThis glacial hosta has frosty lime foliage that is heart shaped, rippled and serrated with icy white backs. Very distinctive and definitely a collector’s plant!
Top 10!‘Corkscrew’

9” ht x 18” w

#1

$16.00

Hosta CorkscrewA real bizarro, worthy of collectors and Contrary Mary customers! It features dark green, highly twisted upright leaves. Guaranteed you won’t confuse THIS one with any others! Blooms very late (September) with pale purple flowers. A gotta have and a Contrary Mary Top 10 pick!
‘Corn Belt’ 22” h x ? #1 $13.00
Hosta Corn Belt‘Corn Belt’ is another one of those “10 yard” Hostas…we have an AWESOME specimen in one of our display beds that ALWAYS elicits comments! It forms a mound of bright gold centered, dark green margined, slightly rippled foliage; a bright beacon aptly named for our area! White flowers.
‘Corn Muffins’ 13” ht x 30” w #1 $18.00
Corn MuffinsThis exotic treat has heavily corrugated, rich gold foliage with rippled margins that is CONVEXLY cupped…unusual and distinctive! Lavender flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Cotton Candy’

14” ht x 30” w

Jumbo

$25.00

Hosta Cotton Candy - photot courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis unique ‘Pathfinder’ sport has heavily freckled and misted green and white foliage, changing to bright green by late summer. A definite “gotta-have” for all you Contrary Hosta Collectors and very limited to boot! Lavender flowers.

‘Cracker Crumbs’

5” ht x 16” w

Jumbo

$12.00

Hosta Cracker Crumbs; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryANOTHER NEW mini, this one is a sport of ‘Shiny Penny’ with slightly wavy, gold-centered leaves with a ½” wide green margin. Great edger, trough plant, or for your fairy garden!
New! ‘Cranberry Wine’ 10”ht x 18”w Jumbo $22.00
Hosta Cranberry WineYes, Contrary DOES love her wine, and this baby’s no exception! This is another “100 yard Hosta” that is distinctive and a “gotta-have”, with VERY shiny, VERY pointed, VERY waxy bright yellow leaves with purple petioles and DEEP cranberry colored scapes; I REALLY love this one! Again, oh, so limited!!!
‘Cream Cheese’ 7” h x 18” w Jumbo $15.00
Hosta Cream Cheese - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Cream Cheese’ is as delectable as it sounds; with its VERY bright variegated edges (changing from cream to white) and deep purple flowers, you’ll NEED this one to add some zip to your small guys collection! Pair her with ‘Dixie Chickadee,’ ‘Designer Genes,’ ‘Cherry Tomato,’ or ‘High Society’ for stunning combos!
‘Crumb Cake’ mini

4 ½” pot

$20.00
Hosta Crumb CakeThis little gem is a cross between ‘Cinnamon Sticks’ and ‘Cracker Crumbs’ and has honey gold round shiny and waxy leaves that form a cute little mound. Very slug resistant and a great grower (and yummy to boot!)

New for 2013! ‘Cup of Grace’

19” ht x 40” w

#1

$22.00

Hosta Cup of Grace - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryI REALLY love Hostas with round, cupped, distinct Contrary foliage, so this one is a definite new Fave! A very deep green, she looks as if she’s holding her foliage out to you (??”more please”??!). A real charmer in short supply; white flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Cupatini’

12” ht x 24” w

Jumbo

$17.00

Hosta Cupatini - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryAnother distinctive “cupper,” this one has nearly round, blue, small cupped foliage and near white flowers. Nice!

‘Cutting Edge’

20” ht x 30” w

#1

$16.00

Cutting Edge; photo courtesy Shady Oaks NurseryA real eye-catcher with ruffled arched blue-green foliage that folds to reveal its white leaf backs! Lavender flowers.
‘Curly Fries’ 8”ht?

Jumbo

$36.00

Hosta Curly FriesTalk about a distinctive hosta…wow, this is it! A seedling of ‘Pineapple Upside Down Cake’ from Bob Solberg, this one will jump out at you from afar! It has chartreuse narrow curly foliage that lightens to near white in summer. Did you know that hostas have a common ancestry with Yuccas and Agaves? I didn’t, but after viewing this guy I can sure see it! Good sun tolerance; has purple scapes that produce lavender flowers. VERY, VERY, VERY limited and not available until late summer; collectors only!!!
‘Cutting Edge’ 16” h x 34” w #1 $15.00
‘Cutting Edge’ truly is an avant-garde creature; with narrowish dark green foliage that begins to fold inward and phenomenal pie-crust edging, this one’s a “gotta-have”! A great Hosta for contrast with bright or more rounded leaved hostas like ‘Rainforet Sunrise,’ ‘Autumn Frost,’ ‘Tropical Storm,’ and/or ‘Dancing Stars’! Pale lavender flowers.
‘Cuyahoga’ 20”ht x 38”w #1 $22.00
Hosta Cuyahoga (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)This is another distinctive one with nearly round blue-green foliage with gold margins that change to dark green centers with white margins in summer. Pair her with an elliptical-foliaged one like ‘Chopsticks’, ‘Dragon Tails’, or ‘Praying Hands’ for an AWESOME contrast in leaf-shape and texture! May not be available until late summer.
‘Dance with Me’

18” ht x 28” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta Dance With Me; photo courtesy of Walters GardensA NEW hosta that is the reverse of ‘Last Dance!’ Very eye-catching with light yellow, heart shaped leaves that have a wide light green margin. Has great texture and pale lavender flowers; likes morning sun for best coloration.
‘Dancing Mouse’ mini 4 ½” pot $22.00
‘Dancing Mouse’ is another new ‘Mouse ears’ sport with VERY thick blue foliage and a wavy edge that changes from yellowish to pale green. Another cutie that I won’t have for long (and I’ll have to keep away from Joey, our new greenhouse cat!) FANTASTIC lavender flowers.
‘Dancing Queen’ 26” ht x 38” w #1 $16.00
Hosta Dancing Queen; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasThis frolicking beauty starts out a bright yellow, turning to pale yellow later in the season. MAGNIFICENT pie-crusted edging and an upright grower with pale lavender flowers will have you singing for joy!
‘Dancing Stars’ 24” h x 30” w #1 $20.00
Hosta Dancing Stars - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Dancing Stars’ is a child of ‘Dancing in the Rain,’ and has FAR surpassed its parent in vigor! It boasts a blue green edge with BRIGHT white centers, and has MUCH thicker substance (no more slug bait, yeah!) Light lavender flowers.
‘Dark Shadows’ 20”ht x 40”w #1 $16.00
Hosta Dark ShadowsThis hosta has very thick blue foliage with an un-even yellow border that morphs to medium green by summer. A really unique combination that looks unbelievable with gold-centered hostas like ‘Rainforest Sunrise’, ‘Stained Glass’, and ‘Wylde Green Cream’! FRAGRANT pale lavender flowers too!
‘Dawn’s Early Light’

20” ht x 30” w

#1

$16.00

Hosta Dawn's Early LightTalk about intensity in the spring! This one is brilliant lemon yellow with much ruffling and corrugation of its heart-shaped leaves. Foliage loses its intensity in summer; lavender flowers.
‘Days End’

25” ht x 60” w

#1

$12.00

A sport of ‘Daybreak’ with medium green centers and gold margins. Good grower and great as a specimen. Lavender flowers.
Top 10!‘Deep Blue Sea’

13” ht x 38” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Deep Blue Sea; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryI absolutely LOVE this hosta! It has intensely blue very round, corrugated leaves and near white flowers. Another “gotta-have”! A Contrary Mary Top 10 pick!
‘Deep Pockets’

19” ht x 30” w

#1

$13.00

This hosta has great substance and is medium green and textured with pale lavender flowers. A good grower and nice contrast!
‘Deja Blue’ 12”ht x 18”w #1 $14.00
Hosta Deja Blue (photo courtesy Walters Gardens)This sport of ‘Blue Boy’ has blue-green foliage with yellow margins and a cream “lightning bolt” dividing them! VERY unique! Pale lavender flowers too!
‘Designer Genes’

12” ht x 30” w

Jumbo

$18.00

Hosta Designer Genes; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryA brand new intro with bright gold linear leaves and strikingly contrasting rich red petioles. Purple flowers with red scapes. WOW!
‘Devil’s Advocate’ 36” h x 48” w #1 $18.00
Hosta Devil's Advocate - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Devil’s Advocate’ has immense blue-green foliage with margins that lighten up to a showy apple-green as the season progresses. He’ll be big like his mama ‘Blue Angel,’ and will form an upright vigorous mound. White flowers.
‘Devon Green’

12” ht x 25” w

#1

$9.00

Hosta Devon Green; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryAll green form of ‘Halcyon’ with VERY shiny dark green foliage and pale lavender foliage. Great as a foil.
‘Dew Drop’

7” ht x 12” w

Jumbo

$7.00

A darling baby (see it in the display bed!) with dark green leaves that have a smidgen of white at their edges.

New for 2013! ‘Dick Ward’

24” ht x 50” w

#1

$15.00

A stupendous sieboldiana-type that does not experience spring burn, this classic has nearly round, heavily substanced, cupped and wavy gold foliage with dark green margins. Magnificent and should be in everyone’s Hosta collection! Very pale lavender flowers.

‘Dixie Chick’ mini Jumbo $13.00
Hosta Dixie Chick; photo courtesy Netherlands Bulb CompanyAn adorable mini with medium green centers and light edges (the opposite of ‘Dixie Chickadee’, just to confuse ya!!!)
‘Dixie Chickadee’ mini Jumbo $14.00
Hosta Dixie Chicadee; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis little sprite has shiny foliage with dark green edges and creamy yellow centers with adorable scattered freckles adorning it. Great substance and lavender flowers; may not be ready until late summer!
‘Don Stevens’ 17” ht x 40” w #1 $9.00
This handsome fellow has dark green foliage with creamy yellow margins and pale purple flowers—forms an attractive mound and is similar to ‘Queen Josephine’.
‘Dragon Fire’

24” ht x ?w

#1

$18.00

A BRAND NEW ‘Riptide’ seedling with very large blue-green waxy coated “wing-shaped” leaves with red petioles. Lavender flowers have purple scapes. Very limited!
‘Dragon Tails’

5” ht x 12” w

Jumbo

$13.00

Hosta Dragon Tails; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryA darling mini with long narrow yellow leaves with a teensy wavy edge. Bet your garden fairies would like to take a ride on this one! Lavender flowers.
‘Dragon’s Eye’ 22” ht x 36” w (maybe bigger?!) #1 $18.00
Hosta Dragon's Eye; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryThis great Beastie is a ‘Riptide’ seedling with frosty grey-green foliage with waxy white backs and purple scapes with lavender flowers. Undulating-- looks almost in flight! AWESOME collector’s hosta and great for breeding programs!

New for 2013! ‘Dylan’s Dilly’

13” ht x 24” w

Jumbo

$12.00

This very nice chartreuse centered-green margined medium sized Hosta remains lovely all season…..see our great specimen in one of the display beds! Pale lavender flowers.

‘Earth Angel’

30” ht x 80” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Earth Angel; photo courtesy of Walters GardensAn AWESOME sport of ‘Blue Angel’ , this beauty has HUGE heart-shaped blue-green leaves with a creamy white border. Lavender flowers top it in early summer..a MUST as a specimen! 2009 Hosta Grower’s Hosta of the Year!

New for 2013! ‘Ebb Tide’

20” ht x 40” w

#1

$13.00

This Montana ‘Aureomarginata’ sport forms a vase-shaped mound of very wavy and crinkled large narrow foliage that is green centered and gold margined. Very attractive, with near white flowers.

‘Edge of Night’

24” ht x 40” w

#1

$10.00

A VERY dark green leaved plant with an erect growth habit and mauvish flowers.
‘El Dorado’ 20” ht x 40” w #1 $20.00
Hosta El Dorado - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis very rare gem has rippled, bright gold foliage with AWESOME substance and pale lavender flowers…may be the “gold standard” of yellow hostas! A Sieboldiana type, so is a slowish grower.
‘El Nino’

18” ht x 40” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta 'El Nino'This is one phenomenon you’ll welcome to your garden! It is a sport of ‘Halcyon’ with the same powdery blue, thick substanced foliage with the addition of a pure white margin. Lavender flowers in summer.

New for 2013! ‘Elatior’

From 31-43” ht x 74-90” w

#1

$14.00

Possibly a hybrid between nigrescens and Montana, it is a magnificent arching, vase shaped mound of light green shiny foliage…lotsa wow-factor! Great for breeding work as it forms many seed pods on its towering scapes (near white flowers). A “gotta-have” for all Hosta collectors!

Top 10! ‘Electrocution’ 13” ht x 15” w Jumbo $18.00
This high-voltage baby is sure to shock your senses with twisted upward facing elongated dark green leaves that have yellow borders. Lavender flowers…a collector’s oddity! A Contrary Mary Top 10 pick!

New for 2013! ‘Emerald Necklace’

16” ht x 30” w

#1

$14.00

A real looker with smooth light green leaf centers and puckered dark green margins….what a contrast! A great breeding plant with purple flowers.

‘Emerald Ruff Cut’ ?16”ht x 40”w? #1 $16.00
A sport of ‘Sea Angel Wings’ with foliage that is bright gold centered and has dark green rippled margins—VERY bright and eye-catching! Good grower with pale lavender flowers; very limited!

New for 2013! ‘Emma’

16” ht x 40” w

#1

$13.00

A splendid plant with long pointed wavy foliage that has rich green centers and white margins; pale purple flowers with some seed pod production too!

‘Empress Wu’ 4½’ ht x 4½’w (maybe bigger!) #1 $22.00
Hosta Empress Wu; photo courtesy of Brian and Virginia SkaggsThis is one gigantic girl!!! MAY be the biggest hosta in cultivation with humongous dark green leaves that have groove-like veining and pale lavender flowers. Outstanding!!!
‘Enterprise’ 20” ht x 40” w #1 $16.00
Hosta Enterprise; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryThis sport of ‘Captain Kirk’ (what else!) has white centers with dark green foliage…seems as bright and eye-catching as its parent, and good substance and growth rate too! Lavender flowers; may not be ready until late summer.
‘Erie Magic’

25” ht x 50” w

#1

$11.00

A bewitching specimen hosta with apple green leaves and a gold margin. Lavender flowers.
‘Essence of Summer’ 23”ht x 40”w #1 $19.00
Hosta Essence of SummerA tetraploid sport of ‘Warwick Essence’ with rounded very thick medium green foliage and gorgeous FRAGRANT white flowers!
‘Extasy’ 12” ht x 15” w Jumbo $17.00
Hosta Extasy; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks Nursery(Yes, I know but that IS how they spell it!) This one will make you swoon (don’t use THAT word much, do ya?!) with its wedge shaped foliage and flashy variegation of white center and wide blue-green edge. Lavender flowers too! May not be ready until late summer.
‘Eye Declare’ 14-16” ht x 20” w #1 $17.00
Hosta Eye Declare; photo courtesy of Walters GardensThis sport of ‘Sea Fire’ has glowing yellow center with thin deep green margins…very pebbly and great substance, y’all! Lavender flowers.
‘Faith’

16” ht x 24” w

#1

$18.00

Hosta FaithThis is a “gotta-have” (EVERYBODY’s gotta have faith right?!) that has huge nearly round leaves that are a glowing yellow and have so much puckering/bumpling/warting that it looks like the colors are forever changing and are in motion! Near white flowers too! Best in morning sun.
‘Faithful Heart’

 10” ht x 22” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Faithful HeartANOTHER new cutie, this is the green-edged sport of ‘Cheatin’ Heart’ (gotta have one to balance the other!) It has pale lavender flowers in July.
‘Fallen Angel’

24” ht x 48” w

#1

$17.00

This sport of ‘Guardian Angel’ is a real temptress with misted gray and white foliage that persists until mid-season, finally fading to blue. With wavy leaf edges and white flowers, she’s a vixen ya gotta have!

New for 2013! ‘Farewell Party’

?16” ht x 28” w?

#1

$22.00

This upright grower has BRILLIANT yellow foliage that has lotsa character! Near white flowers too.

New for 2013! ‘Fashionista’

14” ht x 30” w

Jumbo

$20.00

Hosta Fashionista - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis is a real diva! She is a sport of one of my all time FAVORITE Hostas, ‘Designer Genes’, with brilliant gold centers, white margins, and BRIGHT red legs and scapes….great contrast! Purple flowers; not ready until late summer!

‘Fat Cat’ 22”ht x 52”w #1 $20.00
Hosta Fat Cat (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)Yep, we’ve got a couple of these around here that AREN’T in pots! As to the ones that are in pots, they have lovely rounded very corrugated bright yellow foliage and an upright growth habit that she inherited from her parent ‘Sagae’! She’s one cool cat!
‘Feather Boa’ 9” ht x 18” w #1 $7.00
This one has lance shaped elongated foliage, starting out shocking yellow in spring and fading somewhat in summer. Nice contrast in form for “chubbier” hostas!
‘Final Summation’ 20” ht x 60” w+ #1 $20.00
Hosta Final Summation; photo courtesy of Green Hill NurseryThis NEW sport of ‘Sum & Substance’ introduced by Bob Solberg has remarkable GIANT leaves of bright chartreuse with dark green edges. Pair him with ‘Lady Isobel Barnett’ for a Jaw-dropping combination. Glossy and with great substance, lavender flowers….in VERY limited quantities!
‘Fire Island’

11” ht x 30” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta Fire Island; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasBrilliant yellow spring foliage has great texture and red petioles that extend up into the base of the leaves. Foliage becomes chartreuse in mid-summer. Lavender flowers.
‘First Frost’

14” ht x 36” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta First Frost; photo courtesy of Walters GardensAnother lovely sport of ‘Halcyon’ with foliage changing from a blue center with a gold margin in spring to dark green center with a creamy white margin in summer. Great substance and pale lavender flowers. American Hosta Grower’s Association Hosta of the Year 2010!
‘First Mate’

9” ht x 18” w

Jumbo

$15.00

Hosta First Mate; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasA tetraploid sport of ‘Kabitan’ that is more upright and vigorous than its parent. It has long wavy yellow leaves with wide dark green leaf margins. Purple flowers.
‘Forest Shadows’

9” ht x 18” w

#1

$12.00

A sport of ‘Gumdrop’ with smooth heart shaped green leaves that are edged and streaked with dark blue-green. Lavender flowers; very limited!

New for 2013! ‘Fog Light’

?16” ht x ???

#1

$28.00

Hosta Fog Light - photo courtesy Naylor CreekThis hybrid out of ‘Cold Heart’ from Alttara Scheer is amazing! Has a frosty bluish cast over yellow, gradually attaining an almost orange phosphorescence if given some sun….zowie!!! Has white leaf backs and lavender flower….need I say that this Contrary Hosta is VERY limited??? Not sure of its eventual size other than it is a medium Hosta.

‘Fort Knox’

 24” ht x 60” w

#1

$13.00

A hybrid of ‘Aspen Gold,’ this has great gold color and fabulous substance—great background or specimen plant! Lavender flowers mid summer. See pictures at Hosta Library!
‘Fragrant Blue’

 18” ht x 45” w

#1

$10.00

Hosta Fragrant BlueThis great hosta has frosty-blue foliage and fragrant pale lavender flowers in July.  
‘Fragrant Bouquet’

22” ht x 48” w

#1

$11.00

Hosta Fragrant Bouquet; photo courtesy of Naylor Creek HostasA Contrary Mary favorite! This plant has it all—very fragrant flowers Aug-Sept, brightly variegated foliage, a fast grower, 1998’ s hosta of the year. Another must!
‘Fragrant Queen’ 16” h x 24” w #1 $18.00
Hosta Fragrant Queen - photo courtesy Walters Gardens‘Fragrant Queen’ is a sport of (you guessed it!) ‘Fragrant King,’ but of course improved with a much wider bright white margin surrounding a deep green, glossy center. Very large, near white fragrant flowers too!
‘Fragrant Star’

15” ht x 24” w

#1

$13.00

This is a cross between ‘Invincible’ and ‘June’ (two of my faves!) with VERY shiny blue leaves that are the same glassy texture as ‘Invincible’ and fragrant lavender flowers. A real superstar in very limited supply!

New for 2013! ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’

?30” ht x 50” w?

#1

$22.00

Hosta Frank Lloyd Wright - photo courtesy Naylor CreekAs you would expect, this newbie makes an OUTSTANDING architectural presence in the garden, with huge, very steel blue   foliage that forms an arching vase shaped mound. VERY unique and truly another “gotta-have”! Near white flowers. I’m unsure of his final size, but large!

‘French Quarter’ 17” ht x 36” w #1 $18.00
Hosta French Quarter; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryOoh-la-la! This sport of ‘Cajun Sunrise’ has unusual color changes; starts gold in spring, then evolves into a rich orange-gold that gets her noticed from across the garden! Smooth, great substance, and pale lavender flowers make this enticing creature a “gotta-have”!
‘Fried Bananas’

23” ht x 53” w

#1

$11.00

Hosta 'Fried Bananas'Another great combo—a sport of ‘Guacamole,’ very fragrant flowers, bright gold foliage—a great specimen hosta.
‘Friends’ ?10” ht x 18” w? Jumbo $15.00
Hosta Friends; photo courtesy of Shady Oaks NurseryThis ‘Spritzer’ seedling has shiny, rippled bright yellow foliage with a twist at the tip of the leaf…cool! Lavender flowers too…we ALL need more friends! May not be ready until late summer.

New for 2013! ‘Frisian Pride’

?16-18” ht x 30” w??

Jumbo

$22.00

Hosta Frisian Pride - photo courtesy Naylor CreekThis medium Hosta is a standout and a must for all collectors! It has cascading, ruffled, brilliant gold foliage with pointed tips; this one will not be ignored! Needs some sun for best coloration; lavender flowers and VERY limited!

‘Frosted Frolic’ 8” h x ? jumbo $17.00
Hosta Frosted Frolics - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Frosted Frolic’ has nearly round blue-green foliage with wide creamy edges--the foliage has thick substance and are held rigid and somewhat upright, and some streaking of the border occurs. A merry little guy with lavender flowers.
‘Frosted Mouse Ears’ 7” ht x 15” w Jumbo $16.00
Hosta Frosted Mouse Ears; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryOkay, everyone knows how I LOVE ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, and this one’s his little cousin! A little squirt with the same unbelievable thick substance and blue-green to dark green foliage with a wide white margin. A slow grower, and won’t be ready until late summer, but I’m afraid (yup), another “gotta-have”! Oh, and dense clusters of purple flowers too!

New for 2013! ‘Frosted Mini Hearts’

Mini

4½” pot

$20.00

Hosta Frosted Mini Hearts - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis cross between ‘Korean Snow’ and ‘Faithful Heart’ has bitsy misted shiny, slightly wavy foliage and pale purple flowers. A must for your mini collection; not adoptable until late summer!

New! ‘Fruit Punch’ ?15”ht x 22”w? Jumbo $18.00
Hosta Fruit Punch (photo courtesy Naylor Creek)I REALLY love this one as it for sure is another 100 yarder! VERY bright and vivid, especially in spring/early summer, with bold citron yellow piecrusted and wavy foliage held by vivid cranberry red petioles; also has marvelous bright red scapes topped with deep purple flowers. Forms a dense compact mound too! VERY limited and a Contrary fave!
‘Funky Monkey’ ?16”h x 20”w? #1 $20.00
Hosta Funky MonkeyThis is a real STANDOUT…the foliage starts out bright chartreuse in the spring with deep red, almost black petioles with the color extending up into the leaf undersides. As the season progresses, some leaves turn all gold and some are gold with irregular green leaf margins; VERY unique! Foliage is also very shiny and of good substance; deep purple flowers produce fertile seeds. VERY, VERY limited!
‘Funny Mouse’ mini 4½” pot $20.00
Hosta Funny Mouse - Photo courtesy Naylor Creek Hostas‘Funny Mouse’ is another new mini that is the reverse of ‘Snow Mouse.’ She has blue green centers and wide white margins, and is gonna squeak outta here quickly (VERY LIMITED!), so trap her while you can! Charming thick lavender flowers.
‘Gemini Moon’

12” ht x 30” w

#1

$16.00

A hard-to-find plant with dark green foliage with apple-green edges. Very limited quantities!
‘Gemstone’ 7” h x 20” w Jumbo $16.00
Hosta Gemstone - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Gemstone’ is a ‘Venusta’ hybrid, and has rich blue foliage and a great growth rate; definitely one for your collection! Light purple flowers.
New! ‘Gentle Giant’ 40”ht x 60+” w! #1 $22.00
Hosta Gentle Giant (photo courtesy Naylor Creek)Most aptly named, as this great one has VERY blue VERY cupped VERY corrugated foliage that is upright and vase shaped. Pale, fertile, pretty flowers too….need I say limited?!
‘Gentle Spirit’ 9”ht x 28”w jumbo $24.00
Hosta Gentle Spirit (photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery)This subtle sport of Hosta yingeri has shiny dark green foliage with a very narrow white edge…different! Also has cool spider-shaped purple flowers.
‘George M. Dallas’ 20” h x 40” w #1 $18.00
Hosta George M. Dallas - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryBetcha don’t know who THIS one was named after! History lesson….it was our 11th Vice President under James K. Polk! Now if any of you make it on ‘Jeopardy’ and this comes up, feel free to give Contrary Mary credit for reminding you! (We are entertaining AND educational!) Anyway, ‘George M. Dallas’ (the Hosta, not the VP) has sharply contrasting variegation with dark green centers and gold margins, and just for fun the leaf tip has a distinctive twist! Lavender flowers.
‘Ghost Spirit’

 20” ht x 42” w

#1

$17.00

Hosta Ghost SpiritA spectacular new hosta that has blue-green leaves with misted green and white centers that change to green in mid-late summer and pale lavender flowers in July. 

New for 2013! ‘Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears’

Mini

4½” pot

$20.00

Hosta Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryThis is the FIRST of the gold leafed Mouse Ears….yeah! Precious little rounded medium gold leaves of terrific substance, this little baby also has perfectly proportioned pale purple flowers. Not available until late summer, and sure to scamper outa here fast (?maybe with Rosie chasing behind???!)

‘Gold Drop’

6” ht x 12” w

Jumbo

$6.00

From ‘Venusta’ parentage, this little one has heart-shaped golden foliage and lavender flowers.
‘Golden Anniversary’ 22”ht x 50”w #1 $10.00
This is one of the earliest cultivars developed in the United States (1959) and is the mother to many hostas that have golden foliage as their springtime color. This one emerges a startling chartreuse in spring, then darkens to a deep dark green for the rest of the season. The foliage is very shiny and pie-crusted, and shows downward cupping…nice!
‘Golden Bullion’

16” ht x 40” w

#1

$8.00

Heavily corrugated, slug resistant mound of gold foliage, near white flowers July. Nice contrast to ‘Tok. Flavocircinalis.’ See photo at Hosta Library!

New for 2013! ‘Golden Delight’

24” ht x 50” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta Golden DelightA charming Hosta great for contrast, with cupped, dimpled, gold foliage of great substance and form; pale lavender flowers.

‘Golden Meadows’ 20”ht x 40”w #1 $16.00
Hosta Golden MeadowsThis sport of ‘Elegans’ is REALLY cool…it has a blue-green margin and a leaf center that changes from gold to green during the season; medium green streaks appear between the two. The weird part is that the margins exhibit more waviness and corrugation than the center which causes a puckering effect…unusual! White flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Golden Needles’

Mini

4½” pot

$20.00

Hosta Golden Needles - photo courtesy Walters GardensAn enchanting streaky mini which forms a nice clump that is slug resistant. Cute as a button, with lavender flowers!

‘Goodness Gracious’ 20” h x 24” w #1 $20.00
Hosta Goodness Gracious - photo courtesy Walters GardensOh me, oh my, ‘Goodness Gracious’ is a flashy sport of ‘Satisfaction,’ with heart-shaped foliage that is dark green with very wide yellow margins; deeply veined and great substance too! Would look outstanding paired with ‘Fragrant Queen,’ ‘Vulcan,’ Golden Meadows,’ and/or ‘Prestige and Promise.’ Lavender flowers.
‘Gosan Gold Mist’

9” ht x 20” w

#1

$12.00

A lightly streaked golden hosta. Very different and hard to find!

New for 2013! ‘Gosan Leather Strap’

7” ht x 15” w

4½” pot

$10.00

This is a very eye-catching small hosta that is aptly named….strap-like shiny very dark green leaves look leathery and substantial. VERY limited!

‘Grand Slam’

10” ht x 24” w

#1

$14.00

One of the best ever greens, with very glossy, leathery, heart shaped foliage with serrated edges and red petioles and lavender flowers.
‘Great Arrival’ 26” h x 50” w #1 $14.00
Hosta Great Arrival - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryAlthough ‘Great Arrival’ is a reversed sport of ‘Great Expectations,’ it does not have the abysmal growth rate of its parent, nor does it experience spring desiccation burn (whew!). It has very large, thick margined foliage that morphs, from blue green leaf center in spring turning deep green, and bright gold leaf margin in spring turning creamy white. Great garden presence! Near white flowers.

New for 2013! ‘Great Lakes Gold’

24” ht x 60” w

#1

$14.00

Hosta Great Lakes Gold - photo courtesy Q & Z NurseryAccording to Hosta Guru Mark Zillis, this is one of the BEST gold leafed cultivars with piecrust edges, so ya KNOW ya hafta have this one! Very pale lavender flowers.

‘Grecian Vase’ 18” h x 50” w #1 $22.00
Hosta Grecian Vase - photo courtesy Q & Z Nursery‘Grecian Vase’ is a lovely chartreuse foliaged hosta that is a vigorous grower and makes a bright beacon in the garden. Foliage is slightly rippled and stays a nice limey-green.
‘Green Mouse Ears’

6” ht x 16” w

Jumbo

$14.00

Hosta Green Mouse Ears; photo courtesy of Q and Z NurseryAn adorable companion to ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ (2008’s Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year), it has the same thick foliage and rounded, mousy-eared character but in a rich green!
‘Grey Ghost’ ?22”ht x 50”w? #1 $17.00
Hosta Grey GhostThis is one eerie and unique sport of ‘Blue Angel’; in the spring it emerges NEAR WHITE, gradually changing to a bright light yellow and then finally to blue-green! Not sure how big it’s going to actually get; has white flowers.
‘Ground Sulfur’

 8” ht x 20” w

Jumbo

$6.00

A great ground-hugging mound of narrow, golden leaves with pale purple flowers in July—a great small edger!  photos at Hosta Library
‘Guacamole’

24” ht x 54” w

#1

$12.00

Hosta GuacamoleAnother member of the ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ family, it has chartreuse/gold foliage with wide green edges, fragrant white flowers.
‘Guardian Angel’

 28” ht x 58” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta Guardian Angel (photo courtesy Walters Gardens)A striking sport of ‘Blue Angel’ with misted white and green leaf center surrounded by a blue-green margin and near white flowers in June/July—a showy specimen or background plant! 
‘Gumdrop’

 8” ht x 18” w

Jumbo

$5.00

A real cutie—a dense mound of green, interesting foliage. Great for your rock or fairy garden! See picture at Hosta Library!
‘Gypsy Rose’

15” ht x 20” w

#1

$15.00

Hosta 'Gypsy Rose'This sport of ‘Striptease’ (of course!) is a stable cultivar that has a VERY wide, bright yellow leaf centers with dark green edges. A real show in your shade garden!

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