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'First Blush' PPAF (Solberg 2015) (48/49 seedling X 'Beet Salad') Medium, (12" X 24") 'First Blush' not only has green leaves with red petioles that extend into the leaf blade but also a thin red margin around the leaf, similar but much more dramatic than its parent 'Beet Salad'. However, the most exciting thing about 'First Blush' is that in spring the leaf between the veins will start to "blush" red from the tip of the leaf down toward the base. The leaves remain red here until temperatures surpass 92 degrees, usually into June. The color should persist longer in Northern gardens. Our first red-leafed hosta. We do plan to patent this hosta. $55.00 Limited
'Ambrosia' PPAF (Solberg 2015) (Sport of 'Guacamole') Large, (24" X 54") Ambrosia is "the food of the gods" and this hosta is certainly good enough to eat. It is simply divine. It is a blue-margined, light yellow-centered sport of my own 'Guacamole' that performs just as well in the garden, making a large clump that enjoys bright light. Like ambrosia it is fragrant and may also have the same mythological healing powers. This hosta is close to perfection. $35
'Blue Perfection' (Solberg 2015) (Sport of 'Ambrosia'PPAF) Large, (24" X 54") This is the fast growing, fragrant-flowered blue, yes blue hosta, for which we have all been waiting. It has very waxy blue leaves that are enhanced when grown in half a day of cool sun. The light lavender flowers that arrive in late July are very fragrant, unlike other "fragrant blue" hostas. You have got to try this one. $35
'Giantland Mouse Cheese' (J. Miller & T. Meyer, M. Zilis 2011) ('Blue Mouse Ears' X unknown) Mini (4" X 12") We all know that mice like cheese, so here is a cheddar colored 'Blue Mouse Ears' seedling from Jeff Miller and Terry Meyer for your "Mouse Nest". It has the same good substance and cute round leaves as its parent and is bright yellow in the spring and a little greener in the summer. $20
'Ladybug' (D. & J. Ward 1996) ('Vanilla Cream' seedling) Mini-Small (10" X 22") I like minis that grow and look a little different. This hosta is both. It is an interesting yellow seedling from 'Vanilla Cream' and Dick Ward that has ruffled leaves and a rapid growth rate. It is a large mini but still a perfect fit with the rest of your little ones. $20
'Lemon Love Note' (D. & M. Beilstein 2016) ('Quill' X op. seedling) Mini-Small, (10" X 20") This little hosta is better than it looks in the photo. It is a wavy, highly ruffled mini that grows rapidly into a neat bright yellow mound. A seedling of Doug� Beilstein's, it has nice lavender flowers, too. And I just love the name. Special $25
'Lemontini' (M. Zilis 2009) (Sport of 'Blue Dimples X 'Shining Tot') Mini, (7" X 12") This is one of the "tini" series from Q & Z Nursery. I think 'Appletini' is probably the best of the group but this little bright yellow hosta comes in a close second. It grows well and its bright color will delight you in early spring. I have been impressed with it even as a liner. Special $15
'Lime Zest' (M. Zilis 2009) ('Shining Tot' X unknown) Mini, (6" X 14") This little hosta was a surprise last summer. It held its dark green color all summer and even decided to bloom in August despite the horrible weather. It is fast growing and an excellent mini to add to your collection. Everybody needs a little green. Special $15.
'Mike' (B. Webster 2010) ( ) Huge, (30" X 46") When we first saw this large blue hosta it reminded us of 'Sum and Substance', a blue 'Sum and Substance'. It is a seedling however that makes a very impressive clump in the garden. It is spectacular in a pot. Limited $30
'Pie a la Mode' (M. Zilis) (Sport of 'Color a la Mode') Medium-Large, (20" X 48") This large hosta has a little chameleon in it. It emerges in the spring with a rich yellow border and a dark green center, a very attractive color combination. In late summer the margin may turn almost pure white! Two hostas for the price of one. Something a little different in a variegated hosta. $20
'Tidewater' (M. Zilis 2003) (H. kikutii leuconota X 'Elegans') Large , (18" X 40") This is a cool hosta! It is a cross between a white backed H. kikutii and 'Elegans' by Mark Zilis. It is large and intensely blue but has long narrow leaves with lots of veins. It has lots of white wax and lots of character. You must have this one. $20
'World Cup' (D. Beilstein & M. Zilis, M. Zilis 2006) ('Komodo Dragon' X 'Super Bowl') Large, (20" X 44") This hosta is destined to find its way into the Top 25. It is also the one that got away. Selected from Doug Beilstein's seedlings by Mark Zilis' keen eye, this very tall and very upright bright yellow hosta is a showstopper where ever you see it. Grows well in deep shade or cool sun. $20

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