If you are after a specific
combination of characteristics, take a look at our search
resource , which allows you to browse available varieties
organised by dominant leaf colour, size and flower colour.
- fragrant varieties are listed alphabetically and by plant size.
stems - varieties with red petioles/flower
scapes listed alphabetically and by plant size.
Hosta images We are gradually building our own collection of
images on the website but would like to take this opportunity to recommend
Library as an excellent source of images. The photos used on this
site are of hostas grown naturally, in a variety of conditions. The
advantage of including a number of different images is that you can
easily see how the different growing conditions affects the growth and
colouring of the individual plants. NOTE: You will need to search for each variety by navigating
the Hosta Library website. We apologise if this seems a little long-winded
but, as a commercial organisation, we are obliged to follow the user
guidelines of the Hosta Library and not link to individual pages on
There are several well established conventions for describing hosta
plant characteristics and we have drawn upon the collective wisdom of
the Hosta Registration journals, Mark Zilis's comprehensive study of
the hosta genus and the American Hosta Society. Our own observations,
gathered over more than 30 years of growing hostas, have shown us that
descriptions of growth characteristics must only be used as a guide.
In reality, each plant will grow slightly differently according to the
environment in which it is planted.
Plant availability We have around 1,000 varieties for sale this
year and are happy to divide parent plants in the collection for special
requests, providing the plants are suitable for division. If we cannot
do this then we operate a 'wish list' and will contact you when divisions
do become available. Please note: if there isn't a price listed
then that variety is not available for sale this year - check the availability
list if in doubt.