Dwarf hostas, small hostas, variegated hostas, large hostas, largest hostas, giant hostas, huge hostas ... hosta plants available from Plant Delights Nursery
Hostas are often touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden, which is hard to dispute. In cultivation, hosta plants readily mutate and have produced thousands of novel colors and leaf forms (blue hosta, gold hosta, and variegated hostas are the most popular). Plant Delights has evaluated thousands of hostas and has assembled a large and diverse collection of the very best hostas for sale including dwarf hostas, small hostas, large hostas, giant hostas, and huge hostas.
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Plant Delights Nursery continually works with the country's best hosta breeders to evaluate new introductions, choosing only those cultivars that have the very best and most unique traits. We also have our own hosta breeding program at Plant Delights Nursery and have released dozens of unique hosta varieties from the smallest to the largest hostas. Our hosta nursery is one of the top in the country for its wide selection of the best hostas on the market. For best performance, hosta plants prefer woodland garden conditions...light shade to a couple of hours of morning sun.
Our hostas are all container-grown and are usually multiple-division plants...our price is for an entire container of 1-20 divisions. When you buy hostas from Plant Delights, you are often getting large plants that you can immediately divide. Since we grow our hostas here, you are able to buy hostas direct from the grower. When you're are ready to buy giant hostas, large hostas small hostas or dwarf hostas for your woodland shade garden, please check out our select list of hosta plants for sale below.
Since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery has been the choice of serious gardeners and plant collectors looking for the best and rarest perennial plants. We are pleased to have received the Perennial Plant Association Retail Award in 2011, the American Horticulture Society Commercial Award in 2002, and to have been selected as one of the Best Mail Order Plant Sources - Garden Design Magazine 2010. Welcome to our family of plant lovers!
From the late hosta wild man, Chuck Purtymun, comes this still hard-to-find gem. Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' (Hosta 'Tokudama' x Hosta sieboldiana) has round, cardboard-like, deeply-cupped, powder-blue leaves on a 2' wide clump. In early summer, the clumps are topped with white flowers. In a garden, few hostas will evoke more favorable comments! Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This Walters Gardens' introduction is a sport of the popular Hosta 'Revolution'...probably a tetraploid version (double the proper number of chromosomes). The 1' tall x 20" wide clump is composed of dark green twisted leaves, highlighted by a wide white center which is in turn dotted with small green flecks. Clumps of Hosta 'American Hero' are topped with short spikes of hummingbird friendly lavender flowers in midsummer. A portion of the sales of each plant sold is donated to the Project EverGreen, the green industry group that supports our troops. (www.projectevergreen.com). Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Anne Arett' is a flat growing sport of Hosta 'Subcrocea' that looks like a giant yellow spider with white edged legs...probably due to panty hose pinch. This rapidly growing 2' wide clump is a beacon in the garden even without the 1' tall scapes of purple flowers in the summer. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This amazing sport of Hosta 'Edge of Night' is a clump I couldn't take my eyes off of in the former Minnesota garden of hosta guru, Hans Hansen. The heavily-cupped and corrugated dark green leaves with a wide creamy-white border are turned upwards instead of lying horizontally, forming a 28" tall x 55" wide clump that resembles hands clapping; hence, the name. A mature clump of Hosta 'Applause' ranks right up with Hosta 'Praying Hands' in the unusual category. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Atlantis' is a superb tetraploid mutation of our Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' from Michigan's Hans Hansen. This amazing hosta makes a huge 5' wide clump of slightly wavy, pointed, green leaves. Each leaf is bordered with a very wide, light yellow margin. In midsummer, the vigorous clump is topped with 30" spikes of hummingbird-attracting light lavender flowers...stunning! Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
Hosta 'Autumn Frost' is the latest in a long line of fantastic sports from Hosta 'Halcyon'. Hosta 'Autumn Frost' is a probable tetraploid sport of the lovely Hosta 'First Frost', which is a creamy-edged sport of Hosta 'Halcyon'. The 1' tall x 16" wide clump is composed of thick powder blue leaves with an exceptionally wide creamy yellow margin...simply stunning. In late spring, the clump is topped with stalks of light lavender flowers...a hummingbird delight. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
For all those out there with the same nickname, Hosta 'Big Mama' is an oldie-but-goodie from the famed Long Island garden of the late hosta guru, Paul Aden. The Hosta sieboldiana background shows through with the large, puckered, thick blue leaves that adorn the 5' wide clump. The giant clumps of Hosta 'Big Mama' are topped with pure white flowers in early summer on 4' tall scapes...a hummingbird celebration. As with all blue-leaf hostas, the wax fades in the heat of summer leaving the leaves green. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This new creamy-edged sport of Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' originated at Shady Oaks Nursery and was subsequently named and introduced by Jack and Gary at Washington's Naylor Creek Nursery. The small, 20" wide clump is composed of powder-blue leaves, each surrounded by a 0.25" white border. The attractive clumps of Hosta 'Blue Flame' are topped in midsummer with 16" tall scapes of lightly fragrant lavender flowers. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Available 6-27-2013 Hosta 'Blue Ivory' is a fantastic sport of the popular Hosta 'Halcyon', discovered by hosta afficionado, Bill Meyer, and introduced with the help of Holland's Luc Klinkhamer. The 16" tall x 30" wide clump is composed of blue leaves, highlighted by a wide creamy border that becomes more white as the season progresses...a slow-growing but truly spectacular clump that, like Hosta 'Liberty', takes time to show its true beauty. If you buy tiny liner-sized plants of Hosta 'Blue Ivory', you'll be very disappointed for a couple of years. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Blue Jay' is still a much sought-after Herb Benedict introduction, the result of Hosta 'Dorset Blue' having sex with itself...thank goodness that's permitted in the hosta world. The intense, powder-blue, round leaves of Hosta 'Blue Jay' form a tight, 2' wide mound. In late spring, the clump is topped with light lavender flowers...great among other small hostas. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Cute, cute, cute! This distinctive, new small hosta is the toast of hosta collectors everywhere. Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a mutation of Hosta 'Blue Cadet' that makes a tight 1' wide mound of small, round, blue-green leaves on a perfectly symmetrical clump. In early summer, the clumps are topped with proportionally short spikes of lavender flowers...a hummingbird favorite. This is a unique and fun hosta to add to any woodland garden. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This introduction from the late Herb Benedict is another of his famous multi-generational offspring from Hosta 'Dorset Blue'. Hosta 'Blue Sliver' makes a small clump of narrow, wedge-shaped, powder blue leaves. The 15" wide clumps are topped in late spring with 1' tall spikes of lavender flowers. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
(aka Hosta 1995-044) This 2010 PDN introduction originated as a 1995 cross of Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' x Hosta 'Halcyon. We have thoroughly enjoyed the resulting small growing 6" tall x 18" wide compact clump of silver-blue leaves. The clumps are topped with 9" tall spikes of light lavender flowers starting in mid-August...a hummingbird treat. Hosta 'Blueper' has not been tissue cultured, so supplies are very limited. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
I was very impressed when I first saw this white-edged sport of the wonderful Hosta 'Niagra Falls' in 2011, so we are pleased to be able to make it available. The large, green, piecrust-edged clump is surrounded by a stunning white border...we expect the mature size of Hosta 'Bridal Falls' to be between 20" tall x 3-4' wide. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
(Hosta 'King Tut' x Hosta 'Mildred Seaver' seedling) WOW! Few other words can do justice when seeing a mature clump of Hosta 'Brother Stefan'. Named by top hosta breeder, Olga Petryszyn, as a birthday present to her brother, this hosta is quite a gift. Each 3' wide clump of thick, heavily-corrugated, golden foliage is edged with a wide border of blue-green. In late spring, the 2' scapes of white flowers top the clump...a hummingbird prize. Hosta 'Brother Stefan' is truly one of the most spectacular hostas we have ever seen...find out firsthand. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
(aka: H. 99-094) Hosta 'Caesar Salad' is one of our favorite hostas from our breeding program. This cross of Hosta 'Korean Snow', Hosta 'Maekawa', and Hosta 'Elvis Lives' resulted in a 15" tall x 32" wide clump of very wavy, glossy green leaves. Not only is the foliage great, but the clumps are topped in late July with fascinating flower buds, followed by attractive stalks of light lavender flowers in early August. Hosta 'Caesar Salad' weathers brutal summers in great shape...a truly distinctive clump. We have chosen not to tissue culture this introduction. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
This cute sport of Hosta 'Baby Bunting' makes a small 1' wide mound of tiny, grey-green leaves surrounded by a wide, creamy white margin. In late spring, Hosta 'Cameo' is topped with a short 1' tall spike of dark purple flowers. Hosta 'Cameo' is one of the best miniature hostas we have grown. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
We are pleased to finally be able to release a fine sport of our 1996 introduction, Hosta 'Potomac Pride'. Hosta 'Capitol Hill' adds a nice chartreuse-yellow border to the corrugated glossy dark green leaves. The 15" tall x 30" wide clumps are topped in June and July with spikes of spider-like lavender hummingbird flowers...we're confident it will have a much higher approval rating than what we've got up there now, so please vote "Yea" for passage into your garden. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
This amazing sport of the popular Hosta 'Gold Standard' was introduced by Iowa's Kirk Brill...an avid Trekkie. Hosta 'Captain Kirk' is probably a tetraploid hosta featuring a delicious wide golden center, surrounded by a very wide, dark green edge. As you can imagine, the contrast is truly stunning. Each 3' wide clump of Hosta 'Captain Kirk' is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer. Aren't you about ready to boldly grow what none of your neighbors has grown before? Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Are you ready for another great new hosta that is destined for the Hosta Hall of Fame? This Hans Hansen introduction is an intentional tetraploid mutation of his wonderful Hosta 'Stained Glass'. The large, 9-10" round, dome-shaped, golden leaves are surrounded by a 3" wide, dark green border. The 3' wide clumps are topped in late summer with 40" stalks of very large, very fragrant flowers...a hummingbird party plant. Imagine a super bright version of Hosta 'Holy Mole' and you get the picture. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)