Dwarf hostas, Small hostas, Variegated hostas, Large hostas, direct from the grower, Plant Delights Nursery
Hostas have long been considered the best shade perennial for the garden. Hostas fill many garden needs including plants for dry shade, groundcover plants, container plants, foliage plants, insect and hummingbird attracting plants and more. In addition their adaptability and usefulness, hostas come in a bewildering array of foliage colors and variegation patterns.
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Plant Delights Nursery continually rotates our Hosta offerings to include the latest and greatest cultivars as well as the tried and true varieties. We are nuts for hostas and it shows. We have over 800 different hostas in our garden and we have our own breeding program, from which we occasionally release new hosta cultivars. We are one of the nations top hosta nurseries for our wide selection. For the 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, dwarf hostas, large hostas or small hostas for your woodland shade garden, we hope you'll 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!
This Mary Chastain introduction forms a spectacular 15" tall x 30" wide clump of thick, corrugated chartreuse leaves, each surrounded by a 2.5" wide blue margin. The eye-catching, vigorous clumps of Hosta 'Lakeside Shore Master' are topped with 22" tall scapes of light lavender flowers. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Linda Sue' is a Van Wade introduction, discovered as a sport on Hosta 'Frances Williams'. Hosta 'Linda Sue' has a dramatically wider gold margin than its parent and forms a stunning 2' tall x 40" wide clump of thick, corrugated blue leaves surrounded by a wide border and topped in late spring with short spikes of pure white flowers...a hummingbird treat. Unlike its famous parent, Hosta 'Linda Sue' doesn't show the same leaf scorching tendencies, lending credence to the supposition of its increased ploidy level (extra chromosomes). Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This vigorous new sport from Holland's Jan van den Top is a wide-edged sport of the dwarf Hosta 'Little Jay'. The small, pointed, thick blue-grey leaves are highlighted by a dramatic creamy center. In midsummer, the 6" tall x 11" wide clumps of Hosta 'Little Treasure' are topped with short 10" spikes of lavender flowers...a hummingbird delight. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Despite the flood of new introductions, Hosta 'Love Pat' is still hard to beat. This truly great hosta makes a 3' wide clump of round, intensely corrugated, deep blue foliage...good even in the upper South! This slow but easy-to-grow hosta is topped with nice stalks of white flowers that attract hummingbirds in early summer. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Well, silence my lambs, Hosta 'Luna Moth' is a stunning Bill Meyer selection of Hosta 'Parky's Prize' that is probably a tetraploid mutation. The 1' tall x 3' wide clumps of thick, round, medium green leaves are highlighted with a narrow, but prominent, dark green central blotch. We find Hosta 'Luna Moth' to be an exceptional new form and a vigorous grower. Moths are not included. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This unusual sport of Hosta 'Dance with Me', discovered by Iowa's Eric Kinman, is the reverse pattern of the popular Hosta 'Stitch in Time', forming a 20" tall x 3' wide clump of glossy, medium green leaves, "stitched" along the border of the wide creamy-yellow central pattern. The clumps are topped with 2' spikes of lavender flowers that delight hummingbirds in late summer...absolutely fascinating! Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Marilyn Monroe' is a vigorous seedling selection from open pollinated Hosta rupifraga 'Urajiro' seed the late Jim Hawes acquired from Japan. Hosta 'Marilyn Monroe' makes a 2' wide clump, composed of red petioles holding the medium-sized, wavy-edged, grey-green leaves so that you get a good glimpse of the dramatic, waxy-white backs. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Mighty Mouse' is another in the increasing line of Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' sports. This little 7" tall x 1' wide charmer boasts round, blue-green leaves surrounded by a wide yellow border that ages to creamy white. Attracting hummingbirds in late spring, the clumps are topped with short spikes holding a paucity of dark lavender flowers. Hosta 'Mighty Mouse' is very similar to Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears', but the edge seems slightly more white to us. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Hosta 'Nefertiti' is a little known, but wonderful Hans Hansen introduction that was discovered as a sport of Hosta 'King Tut'. The thick, corrugated golden leaves are surrounded by a wide green border, creating a lovely combination. The foliage of Hosta 'Nefertiti' is lutescent, meaning it becomes brighter later in the season. The clumps are topped with 32" white flower scapes in late spring. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
Hosta gurus Dave and Roberta Chopko discovered this sport of the giant gold Hosta 'El Dorado' in their NJ garden. The 20" tall x 45" wide clump is composed of large, green, heavily-rippled leaves, edged with a wide golden border. Clumps of Hosta 'Ocean Isle' are topped with 3' tall scapes of light lavender flowers that attract hummingbirds in early summer. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
I well remember the buzz of excitement when Hosta 'Olive Bailey Langdon' was introduced in the 1990's and now, more than a decade later, the buzz is just as strong. Hosta 'Olive Bailey Langdon' is a non-burning counterpart to old standard, Hosta 'Frances Williams'. Hosta 'Olive Bailey Langdon', named after a former president of the American Hosta Society, is a Hosta sieboldiana mutation with giant, corrugated blue leaves, surrounded by a wide golden margin throughout the season. In late spring, the dazzling clumps are topped with pure white bells held just above the foliage...simply incredible. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This mutation of Hosta 'Paul's Glory' emerges with a green center and green edge in spring. Quickly, the center turns to yellow and, as the season progresses, it transforms to parchment white. The edge stays dark green and provides a dramatic contrast. Each 42" wide clump is topped in July with 2' tall scapes of pale lavender flowers...a hummingbird treat. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
Hosta 'Paradigm' is a sport of Hosta 'Abiqua Recluse' (Hosta 'White Vision' x Hosta 'Sum and Substance'), introduced by the late Chuck Purtymun of Walden West Nursery. Hosta 'Paradigm' forms a 3' wide clump of glossy, bright gold foliage surrounded by a wide, dark blue-green border. Hosta 'Paradigm' is a fast-growing clump, topped in early summer with 2' tall scapes of light lavender flowers that attract hummingbirds. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta 'Paradise Island' is a mutation of Hosta 'Fire Island' discovered by Holland's Marco Fransen and introduced in 2008. The 1' tall x 3' wide clump is composed of rounded leaves that emerge screaming brilliant gold in spring, surrounded by a narrow green border and adorned by bright purple petioles that jut into the leaf base. Although the central leaf color fades to light green in summer, Hosta 'Paradise Island' is a fantastic selection. The clumps are topped with 2' stalks of medium lavender flowers in late spring. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
We first discovered this sport of Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas' in 1999 and after years of trials, it just keeps getting better. In side by side trials with Hosta 'Singing in the Rain', Hosta 'Parasol' has more blue in the foliage and the edge is both wider and more cream than yellow. The 2' tall x 5' wide clumps are adorned with large metallic blue-green leaves, each bordered in creamy yellow. We find all of the Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas' sports to grow much larger in colder climates. The clumps are topped with 32" scapes of hummingbird-friendly lavender flowers in early summer. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
I fell in love with this sport of Hosta 'King Tut' (the opposite of Hosta 'Nefertiti' ) at Hans Hansen's former Minnesota garden, where it made a stunning 18" tall x 3' wide clump of heavily corrugated blue leaves with a wide golden border. We are thrilled to introduce Hosta 'Pharaoh's Fawcett' (pun intended) for the first time in 2012, but since this has not been tissue-cultured, supplies are very limited. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
This unique Green Hill Farm introduction is a sport of Eric Smith's bizarre hybrid of Hosta sieboldiana x Hosta lancifolia. The long wavy leaves emerge pure green, then the center quickly brightens to a brilliant white-gold while the edge develops a narrow, black-green border. This is truly a unique, stunning hosta that will stop you in your tracks. In late summer, the 4' wide clumps are topped with hummingbird-friendly lavender flowers on 28" tall scapes. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Hosta plantaginea is the most heat-tolerant species from China, as well as being the only species that doesn't require a winter chilling period. Hosta plantaginea is noted not only for its shiny, light green foliage, but also for its 6" long, deliciously fragrant, white flowers. Beginning in August, the flowers, which open in late afternoon, could make any garden a fragrant oasis and a hummingbird haven. Each Hosta plantaginea clump reaches 40" wide on this great candidate for a mixed border. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)
We love this Eleanor Lachman introduction, which we coveted (a secret just between you and me) after visiting her Massachusetts garden in 1998. The vigorous 2' wide clump is composed of thick, cupped blue leaves, each highlighted by a large, round creamy pattern in the center. In late spring, Hosta 'Popcorn' is topped with a 2' stalk of pale lavender, appealing to hummingbirds. This is one of the most unique hostas we grow. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)
Amazing...the 2011 Hosta of the Year! Perhaps we should call this the un-hosta, since Hosta 'Praying Hands' is the most un-hosta looking hosta to ever hit the market. Each small, 2' wide clump is composed of strangely folded, dark green crinkled leaves, each with a narrow, creamy yellow border. Indeed, a clump resembles a multitude of hands folded in prayer. Due to First Amendment restrictions, Hosta 'Praying Hands' cannot be planted near courthouses in Alabama or near any Federal government building. The upright clumps are topped with 18" spikes of light lavender flowers...a hummingbird treat in late summer. This sets a new standard for "unique" in the hosta world. Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.892 L)