Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, low maintenance, shade-loving plants. Leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes and textures and may be solid in color or variegated in combinations of blue, green, white and gold. If you think you already have every variety hosta available, think again. There are more than 2500 different cultivars available. At Hillermann Nursery, we don’t carry all 2500 varieties, but here are a few of our choice selections.
UNDULATA ALBOMARGINATA– One of the first hostas to come in the spring. Medium green leaves with wavy, white margins and gray-green streaks shooting towards the center. Pale lavender flowers appear mid summer.
Full-part shade. Height- 18.” Width -40.”
Full-part shade. Height – 18-20.” Width- 35-47.”
EMPRESS WU – The world’s largest hosta. Leaves are dark green and deeply veined with good substance. Leaves can reach 18” wide. Pale lavender flowers in mid summer. An outstanding focal point and conversation piece in your shade garden.
Full-part shade. Height- 48.” Width -72.”
GOLDEN TIARA – Small heart shaped, medium green leaves have wide chartreuse margins that become gold with a bit of sun. Compact grower that is excellent for edging. Light purple flower appear in mid summer.
Full-part shade. Height – 15.” Width –30.”
GUACAMOLE– Huge, glossy, apple green leaves are surrounded by streaked dark green margins. Leaf centers become brighter gold in summer when exposed to a bit of sun while the margins remain dark green. Pale lavender flowers appear in late summer.
Full-part shade. Height -22.” Width- 38.”
Full-part shade. Height-6.” Width -14.”
LEWIS & CLARK– No hosta garden along the Missouri River corridor can be complete without Lewis & Clark. 8”Narrow yellow leaves with wavy green margin. Pale purple flowers appear late July-early August.
Full-part shade. Height- 14.” Width- 40.”
Full-part shade. Height -10-18.” Width- 39.”
Full-part shade. Height- 17.” Width- 32.”
RAINFOREST SUNRISE– Hosta of the year 2013. Leaves are solid light green when they emerge, then quickly develop dramatic dark green margins with radiant gold centers. They are thick, glossy and are slug resistant.
Full-part shade. Height- 8.” Width- 16.”
SUMMER BREEZE– A medium –large hosta with dark green leaves with wide irregular, chartreuse to yellow margins. This hosta is sure to brighten your shade garden. Best in a bit of sun to bring out the beautiful coloring.
Full-part shade. Height- 22.” Width- 50.”