Hostas

Plants are in 4.5" pots
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Blue Angel - 70" wide by 32” tall. One of the best of the large blue hostas! Heart-shaped blue-green leaves are slightly wavy and have nice corrugation. This hosta emerges blue but will be blue-green to green by mid-summer. Very little direct sunlight to hold onto the blue the longest. These giant hostas have excellent slug resistance.

Brim Cup - 15” wide and 12" tall The leaves are 7 x 5" with wide white irregular margins. It has a cupped leaf with a green center. The leaf is seer suckered. The plant prefers shade to 1/4 sun. 18" bloom scapes.

Dream Queen - 36” - 48” wide and 18-24” tall Unusual foliage color, variegated, corrugated, dull, medium blue-green, yellow or golden yellow. Margin is medium green or blue-green. Heavy substance, slug resistant, sun tolerant.

First Frost - 36” wide and 14” tall This hosta forms an attractive, dense mound of upright heart-shaped leaves. Foliage colors change from a combination of blue (center) with gold (margin) to dark green & creamy white. Grows well in containers or in the garden.

Minuteman - 24” wide and 12” tall It is different from, but similar to 'Patriot'. The leaves are dark green with a wide creamy-white margin. The margin is smooth and the coloration of the leaf makes a very dramatic contrast. The leaves are broadly ovate with a rounded base. The leaves have good substance, are slightly shiny on top and dull grey underneath.

Olive Bailey Langdon - 48" – 58” wide by 28 – 30” tall Forms a large mound of large corrugated round blue/green leaves with gold and cream margin. White flowers.

Rainbow’s End - 21” wide by 10” tall. Very showy and unique hosta with extreme variegation and shiny leaves. with a bright yellow center and dark green margins. The leaf variegation is so irregular that no two leaves look the same. The center of the leaf brightens to white during the summer. A truly stunning hosta that should be a focal point in the garden. Give this hosta some good fertile soil and some bright sun for best results.In late summer, showy red scapes carry the dark lavender, tubular flowers. Slug Resistant.

Victory - 70” wide by 35” tall. Has shiny green leaves with wide cream margins. Large heart-shaped leaves have a wavy cream margin. These very large thick leaves are held upright as they emerge and form a massive mound when mature. Absolutely stunning hosta that should be used as a specimen plant where it can be appreciated! Near white flowers appear on very tall scapes. Green and Cream, slug resistant.

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today’s gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by care exhaust, etc.


Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas (unless otherwise indicated). They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work will as specimen or edging plants. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division. This can be done at any time during the growing season with little or no affect on the growth of the parent plant. Since each division should have at least 3 eyes, plants should be allowed to mature for several years before being divided. Especially in northern zones, hostas should be mulched with a layer of finely shredded organic material to prevent heaving in the winter. Mulch is beneficial because it retains moisture around the plant’s roots, but it is also the ideal place for slugs to hide. Watch for holes in the center of the leaves. If they are present, so are slugs. Applying a slug bait in early spring when new shoots are beginning to emerge will help to reduce the slug population. After a few years when plants are firmly established, the mulch can be removed completely, which should eliminate the slug problem altogether. Also be sure to clean all hosta foliage out of the garden in early winter after the plants have gone dormant. By doing so, you will be ridding the area of the eggs of slugs and other leaf-eating insects. - Walters Gardens Inc.


Sorry, the 2018 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2019 sale!



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