Hosta's

'Francee' Hosta - Hosta Fortunei 'Francee'

‘Francee’ is generally considered to be one of the best of the white-margined hostas

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1 to 2 ft
Spread: 1 to 3 ft
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Pale lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Grows in a range of soil conditions, but grows best in rich, moist, organic soils. Plants require consistant watering during the growing season. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl.‘Francee’ is generally considered to be one of the best of the white-margined hostas. It usually matures in a dense, in an arching leafy mound to 21" tall and to 36" wide. Heart-shaped, dark green leaves have narrow white margins around the edges. Foliage holds good color throughout the growing season. Funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers appear in late summer atop leafy green scapes rising above the foliage mound to 30” tall.

'Patriot' Hosta - Hosta Fortunei 'Patriot'

‘Patriot’ is another that is generally considered to be one of the best of the white-margined hostas

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1 to 2 ft
Spread: 1 to 3 ft
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Pale lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Does best in rich, moist, organic soils in light, sun-dappled shade. Spring or autumn is the best time to be dividiing this plant, when the leaves are done.

'Patriot' is a hosta cultivar that features a 12-20" tall mound of large,white and green variagated leaves (approx 7" long). Foliage will typically spread to 24-30" wide. Beautiful bell-shaped, lavender flowers appear in summer rising well above the foliage upto 34" tall.

'Blue Elegans' Hosta - Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

'Elegans' is a large hosta with deep, smoky blue, slightly frosted heart-shaped foliage.  Deep veins give the leaves a corrugated look

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2 to 3 ft
Spread: 3 to 4 ft
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: Mostly White with a hint of lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Best in light shade with some morning sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Grows in a range of soil conditions, but grows best in rich, moist, organic soils. Plants have tolerance for some dry shade once established. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl.

It is a mound-forming perennial that typically matures with spreading foliage. Thick, cupped, wide-oval, green leaves have distinctive veining, cuspidate tips and cordate lobes. Leaves often emerge smoky-blue in spring. Funnel-shaped, mostly white flowers appear in early to mid summer.

'Francee Williams' Hosta - Hosta sieboldiana 'Francee Williams'

‘Francee Williams’ has large blue green leaves with broad yellow margins.

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.5 to 2 ft
Spread: 4 to 5 ft
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy

'Francee Williams' is easily grown in average, well-drained soils with part shade to full shade. It grows best in light shade with a little morning sun, and is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Francee tends to perform best in rich, moist, organic soils with a preference for consistent moisture during the growing season. They have the tolerance for some dry shade once established, and water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Spring or autumn is the best time to be dividiing this plant, when the leaves are done. Greenish-yellow margins are known to scorch in too much sun.

Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta is effective in groups or massed. It is also effective as an edging plant. Mix with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.

'Praying Hands' Hosta - Hosta x 'Praying Hands'

The 'Praying Hands' hosta is one of the most unique hostas ever seen.

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Common Name: hosta
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: Lilac
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy

This unique hosta variety is a must have for any Hosta gardener. Plants produce fully upright, narrow, tightly folded leaves resembling folded hands in prayer. The dark green leaves are heavily rippled with very thin, yellowy-gold margins. The 'Praying Hands' hosta produces lavender flowers in late summer.