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"The Top 25"

Last year we had fun trying to rank the best hostas with the most perceived value in a top 25 list. They are not however our best sellers, that would be another list generated by QuickBooks. They are also not our newest hostas although many are as we hope our offerings are getting better with the passage of time. It is not a list of favorites. Numbers 1-5 are pretty easy, just like with the basketball polls but once you get to number 10 many of the hostas could easily change position, up or down.

The list is a measure of how good the hostas are, of the perceived value of them, again in a snapshot of time. It is something with which to have fun and maybe make you think of your own rankings, too. As the season progresses, I am sure some will fall in our poll, some maybe out of the poll replaced by a hosta that is having a career season. I do love hostas, but some do lose favor with me and those are hard for me to market to my customers. Again, this like hostas is supposed to be fun.


"The Top 25"
1.
'The Mighty Quinn' (Solberg 2020) (Sport of 'Frost Giant') Large, (26" x 48") Once you see it, you must have it. This wide blue leafed, yellow margined, probably tetraploid, sport of 'Frost Giant' is the ultimate specimen hosta. Its upright habit displays its showy variegation for all to see. Our new favorite. $65.00
2.
'Lettuce Wrap' (Solberg 2019) (-) Small, (7" x 14") No need to lift the leaves to see the red on this small bright yellow hosta, the color fills the wide petioles well up into the leaf. Bibb lettuce-like leaves have good substance and make a tight flat clump. Pretty purple flowers appear on mahogany scapes in mid-summer. $55.00
3.
'Sugar Cookie' (Solberg 2019) (Sport of 'Sugar Plum') Medium, (20" X 28") This tasty holiday delight is a sport of 'Sugar Plum' found here at Green Hill Farm. It has the same rich purple petioles and white leaf backs of its parent with an added light-yellow margin that brightens to pure white in summer. Perfect in a container or as a special accent in the garden. $55.00
4.
'Hide and Seek' (Solberg 2020) (Sport of 'Hideout') Mini, (6" x 10") So many hosta folks are enamored by all white hostas only to be disappointed when they do not grow well for them. There is always a race for them to turn green before they melt. This little sport of 'Hideout' is a winner! Emerging pure white it becomes a very attractive green hosta in late spring. $35.00
5.
'Wildest Dreams' (R. McWilliams, D. Ruff, and R. Solberg 2019) ('Robb's Dream' x Unknown) Large, (20" x 36") I just love the grey streaks in this beautifully variegated large hosta from Doug Ruff. The 13-inch leaves have wide cream margins that undulate gently in the breeze. It has a dense cluster of lavender flowers in July. Just might be beyond your 'Wildest Dreams.' $35.00
6.
'Dahlonega' (McDonell 2015) ('Maekawa' x 'Choo Choo Train') x ('Northern Exposure' x ('Northern Exposure' x 'Manhattan')) Large, (22" x 50") - This large golden yellow hosta from Harold McDonell is named for the site in Georgia of the first major gold rush in the US. This southern bred hosta has tight piecrust leaf margins with domed leaves with intricate puckering. As they said in 'Dahlonega,' there is gold in them thar hills!" $40.00
7.
'Chili Fries' (Solberg 2019) (Sport of 'Curly Fries') Small, (7" x 16") If you have had your fill of 'Curly Fries', now we also offer 'Chili Fries' on our hosta menu. This dark green-centered sport has a narrow yellow margin and will make the same tight small clumps that you would expect. Give them a try, just for fun. $25.00
8.
'Great White Whale' (A. Torvinen 2018) (Sport of H. 'Humpback Whale') Large, (28" x 40") This wonderful sport of 'Humpback Whale' from Andrew Torvinen makes a very large classic form mound of rounded leaves that sport a cream margin infused with just a little green. Leave plenty of room for this one. $35.00
9.
'Gabriel's Wing' (D. Rawson 2016) (Sport of 'Empress Wu' \PP20,774) Huge, (28" X 60") This very large hosta from Don Rawson may be the most colorful sport of 'Empress Wu' to date. The yellow margins are vibrant and hold that color, setting off the green centers well. The entire clump may remind you of the classic hosta 'Sagae'; it does me. Grows well! $35.00
10.
'Lemon Snap' (Solberg 2018) (['Smiley Face' X 'Beet Salad] X ['Peacock Strut' X 'Beet Salad']) Medium, (10" X 20") This hosta is the headliner of the next generation of our yellow hostas with bright red petioles. The leaves can be cupped up to really show off the red as it saturates the midrib sometimes to near the middle of the leaf. The cupping is a new leaf shape for this line of breeding with some puckers thrown in here and there. In mid-summer a very dark purple scape emerges with pretty purple striped flowers in a tight mass. A great breeder, too. $45.00
11.
'Yippee' (D. & M. Beilstein 2020) (-) Mini, (6" x 8") This cute little white-margined mini just bubbles with excitement. It holds its leaves almost straight up and yells 'Yippee'! Another of Doug Beilstein's special hostas, this one will add height and verticality to any bowl of miniature hostas. $25.00
12.
'First Blush'PP28,920 (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. $30.00
13.
'Jane's Blush' (J. Diesen 2020) (-) Medium, (12" x 26") This is a very special hosta from the late Jane Diesen. It is a medium-sized blue hosta with heart-shaped leaves that wave gently and incredibly have some purple coloration along the midrib in the spring that makes you look twice in disbelief. $35.00
14.
'Mouse on the Moon' (Solberg 2019) (Sport of 'Mouse Madness') Mini, (4.5" x 9") First there was 'Solar Mouse' who like Icarus melted in the sun and gave us 'Mouse Madness'. Now we have 'Mouse on the Moon', a fast growing small hosta with a bright white leaf margin and pointed ears". It is vigorous like 'Ruffled Mouse Ears' but variegated. Yes, it is out of this world. $30.00
15.
'Jet Stream' (D. & M. Beilstein 2013) (Seedling of H. yingeri OP seedling) Medium to Large, (26" X 40") Erin is a sucker for a waxy blue hosta. She also like hostas that make perfect clumps, with all their leaves neatly arranged in just the right place. This medium-sized hosta, with the help of a little morning sun, is the perfect combination of both. Yes, it is Erin's favorite. $15.00
16.
'Twinkle Little Star' (D. Dean 2017) (['Astral Bliss' X 'Purple Verticulated Elf'] X 'Chabo Unazuki') Small, (8" X 16") This almost mini new from Don Dean has just 4" leaves and stands only 8" tall. It makes a very tight flat mound of wavy very blue foliage that is folded into a star-shaped points. On the other hand, it looks a little prickly, too. Of all his great blue hostas this is my favorite by far. $25.00
17.
'Sunny Day' (Solberg 2019) ([48/49 seedling X 'Key West'] X 48/49 seedling) Medium (14" X 24") 'Sunny Day', chasing all the clouds away --- this is a very happy hosta! It is also this hybridizer's fantasy. It is the result of a backcross of a 'Tom Terrific' sibling back to its purple-petioled parent. The result is a very upright medium-sized hosta with the vibrant yellow color of 'Key West' and rich purple petioles up into the leaf blade. I rushed this one to you, it is that good. $30.00
18.
'Victory Lap' (D. & M. Beilstein 2020) (-) Large, (24" X 40") Another new large hosta from Doug Beilstein. You will love the way the wide white margin makes a full 360 degree 'Victory Lap' around this hosta's very round leaves. The strong leaf veins are filled with small puckers creating streams of color that flow back toward the center of the leaf. This hosta is a sure winner. $35.00
19.
'Glossy Ruffles' (D. Ruff 2016) ('Invincible' seedling) Large, (24" X 45") Do you like your hostas to shine, I mean really shine? This large, fast growing 'Invincible' seedling from Doug Ruff has very waxy ruffled green leaves that become mirrors of light in the garden, it almost looks wet. Perfect in that sunny corner by the walk. $20.00
20.
'Golden Falls' (D. Ruff, Solberg 2018) ('Niagara Falls' seedling) Large, (24" X 36") This large bright yellow seedling of 'Niagara Falls' from Doug Ruff has it all. It is an elegant combination of upright cascading long-pointed leaves, many deeply impressed veins flowing down, and tight riplets on the leaf edges. Even the large pale lavender flowers in summer are too pretty to remove early. A new classic. $35.00
21.
'Ruffle Truffle' (M. Bendig 2020) ('Curly Fries' seedling) Small, (8" x 18") This vigorous, highly ruffled, holly-leafed hosta emerges almost white and turns blue green in summer. This hosta from Matt Bending has good substance and makes a unique specimen in the garden. $35.00
22.
'Let's Twist Again' (D. Van Eechaute) (Sport of 'Patriot') Medium, (10" X 24") Danny has done it again. One of the greatest hosta sport fishermen worldwide, he has recently introduced this very curly sport of believe it or not, 'Patriot'. This hostas makes a tight medium-sized clump that has surprising vigor. Perfect in a pot, it makes a great specimen hosta. $25.00
23.
'Fruit Loop' (D. & M. Beilstein 2013) ([('Minuta' F1 seedling B X 'Shining Tot') X ('Lakeside Looking Glass op.)]) Small, (7" X 13") Not quite a mini, this very small hosta has very bright wide white margins on cute little round leaves that are cupped and puckered. It has good substance and makes a tight, neat clump. It will brighten up any mixed container or trough! $20.00
24.
'Twice as Nice' (Solberg 2019) (Sport of 'Ambrosia' PPAF) Medium to Large, (14" X 28"?) As wonderfully colorful as my 'Ambrosia'\PPPAF is this tetraploid form of it is 'Twice as Nice'. Yes, it is a little smaller and more compact but also has more substance and richer wide blue margins and a bright yellow leaf center. The flowers are fragrant, of course. Pretty nice! $45.00
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'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. $25.00
"Medium-Large"
'1st and Ten' (D. & M. Beilstein 2013) ('Brutus' X BEV3-MOM seedling) Very large, (32" X 50") This is a big hosta! It is almost 3 feet tall with very large shovel-like blue-green leaves with good substance. Part of Doug Beilstein's gridiron series, it is a seedling from his very popular 'Brutus'. I love its dramatic leaf veins and upright habit. $20.00
'Abundant Love' (D&M Beilstein 2017) (OP seedling of 'Love Pat') Large, (30" X 46") This seedling of 'Love Pat' will have you falling even deeper in love with blue hostas. It's intense powdery blue-green leaves are deeply corrugated and folded with pointed leaf tips. $20.00
'Aphrodite' (W.G Schmid & K. Walek 2009) (Sport of H. plantaginea) Large (24" x 60") 'Aphrodite' is the doubled-flowered form of H. plantaginea. It has light green, shiny, sun tolerant foliage and large double white flowers that are very fragrant in August. $15.00
'Bear Necessities' (Solberg 2019) (Sport of 'Honey Bear') Large, (18" X 40") This green sport from its much fancier parent 'Honey Bear' really has lots of character given a closer look. As expected, it has showy fragrant flowers and a tremendous growth rate but also large rounded dark green leaves that are nicely puckered revealing its 'August Moon' parentage. I just could not throw this one out. $25.00
'Beautiful Dreamer' (D. & J. Ward 2010) ('Zany Janie' seedling) Medium (13" x 30") This is one of Dick Ward's best variegated hostas. It is a medium-sized plant with blue leaves with creamy yellow margins. The high vein count really sets off this very elegant color combination. Near white flowers peak in July. NEW! $25.00
'Beet Salad' (Solberg 2009) (H. clausa normalis F2 seedling x ('Ogon Tsushima' x H. yingeri F2 seedling) Medium, (14" x 26") A beautiful classic red hosta and parent to 'First Blush' \PP28,920. The bright beet red petioles will be sure to catch your eye, but it is the red line that borders the leaf margin that makes it unique. The light green, ovate leaves are moderately folded and slightly shiny. They create an eye-catching mound. $25.00
'Biscuits -n- Honey' (Solberg, Middle Tennessee Hosta Society 2018) ('Sun Shower' X [('Kinkaku' F2 X 'Hercules' F2) F2]) Medium, (14" X 26") This very yellow medium-sized hosta is of H. montana heritage and has the classic tight vein pattern of its parents. It holds its yellow very well and would appreciate some summer shade. Good substance, too. Named for the 2018 Dixie Regional where 'Biscuits -n- Honey' were served to the delight of all. $30.00
'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. $15.00
'Carolina Blue' (Solberg 2000) ('Halcyon' x 'Riptide') Medium, (16" x 30") This is where it all began. A cross of 'Halcyon' and 'Riptide' this very waxy light blue hosta has purple petioles and great vigor. It makes a full mound that will catch your eye in the spring and make a Tar Heel proud. $15.00
H. plantaginea 'Doubled Up' (Solberg 2012) (Tetraploid form of H. plantaginea) Large, (20" x 28") This sport of H. plantaginea found at our nursery has flowers that are larger than species that open wide, with shorter, thicker scapes and the clump is more compact the leaves having great substance. Very Limited. $20.00
'Ephemeral Lace' (D. Ruff 2016) (Sport of 'Venetian Lace') Medium, (13" x 28") A medium hosta with blue-green leaves that have a rippled edge and creamy white margin that turns to minty green in summer. It also features pale lavender flowers. $25.00
'Fashionista' (M. Zilis 2011) (Sport of 'Designer Genes') Medium, (14" X 30") You can blame me for this one. The first time I saw this white-margined sport of the bright yellow 'Designer Genes', I had to have it. Curious to see how well it would grow I tested a few plants for Mark Zilis, and it passed with flying colors. It has the same bright red petioles and scapes as its parent. A riot of color in a container. $20.00
'Frost Giant' (W. LeFever 2008) (Seedling of 'Galaxy') Very large. (28" x 66") This hosta makes an upright stately clump of large pointed blue leaves with bright yellow, not cream, margins. Its moderate growth rate makes it a great nursery plant and is attractive as a one-gallon hosta. It has near white flowers in June. $20.00
'Grape Fizz' (Solberg 2011) ('Rhapsody in Blue' x H. plantaginea) Large, (16" x 32") Glossy leaves that are very thick, slightly rippled and twisted create a mound like habit. However, it is the very attractive purple striped flowers that are also fragrant that make this hosta special. $25.00
'Honey Bear' (Solberg 2017) ('Honey Pie' sport) Large, (20" X 42") The rich green and yellow combination of color of this fragrant-flowered sport of my hosta 'Honey Pie' is an eye stopper in the garden. At maturity the leaves become rounded and somewhat puckered with a dark green leaf center and a honey-colored margin. Like its parent it is sun tolerant and grows rapidly. $25.00
'Honey Pie' (Solberg 2012) ('September Sun' X H. plantaginea) Large, (18" X 40") This may have been my favorite hosta this summer. Despite all the heat, boy did it grow. The honey colored leaves pucker with age and fragrant flowers follow in late summer. It is a large hosta, a cross of 'September Sun' and H. plantaginea, having the best characteristics of both parents. Give this one a little extra sun also. $20.00
'Hovercraft' (D. & M. Beilstein 2016) (H. laevigata X op. seedling) Medium, (16" X 30") I really like this hosta even as a little liner. I like the roundness of the leaves and the nice blue color. It too is a large classic form hosta but with a little more open look as the leaves seem to float over their petioles. A fine blue from Doug Beilstein. $20.00
'How About That!' (M. Zilis 2011) (Sport of 'Sum It Up') Large, (20" x 45") An exciting streaked sport of 'Sum and Substance'. The dark, shiny green leaves feature white and yellow streaks and mottled areas. The margins are slightly rippled. $25.00
'Imperial Palace' (D. & J. Ward 2009) ('Pin Stripe Sister' X unknown) Large, (26" X 48") This hosta is a striking light yellow-centered, green-margined beauty that believe it or not is easy to grow. It makes a shining beacon in the garden if given some morning sun. I think this is one of Dick Ward's best. $15.00
'Infatuation' (Solberg 2014) (49 Best X 'Red October') Small, (10" X 20" or larger) This hosta is a very waxy blue H. kikutii in form with rich cranberry colored petioles. The leaf margins gently undulate, effortlessly gliding on a warm summer breeze. It blooms in August with purple flowers on arching scapes. This seedling of mine is a great mix of the species H. longipes, H. kikutii, and H. pycnophylla. It demands attention and deserves a special spot in the garden or a ceramic container. Beautiful purple scapes produce seed pods easily. Great for hybridizing. It is love at first sight. $25.00
'Jet Black' (D. & M. Beilstein 2017) (Mary Chastain 04 B1 streaked seedling X 'Skylight') Large, (24" X 56") This is a very blue hosta that grows quickly into a large mound. It has lots and lots of powdery white wax that softens the appearance of its sturdy cupped and puckered leaves. Near white, nicely proportioned flowers appear in late June. Another great landscape hosta from Doug Beilstein. $20.00
'Kaleidochrome' (Q & Z Nursery) (seedling from Japan, possibly H. longipes and H. montana parentage) Small to Medium? (10" X 22") The most exciting hosta that I have seen in years, this beauty is streaked bright yellow and green. My narrow leaves have widened the second year but the variegation is just as good. It blooms here in June on tall straight scapes, almost H. montana like. $25.00
'Love of My Life' (Solberg 2017) (Sport of 'Sun Shower' X 'Designer Genes' seedling) Medium, (14" X 30") Yes, I love this very special hosta. It is a cross of my 'Sun Shower' and 'Designer Genes' that sported right away from an all yellow plant to one with a green edge. Having H. longipes and H. sieboldiana genes, in many ways it is like 'June' but more robust. In addition, it also has red petioles and pinkish purple scapes. It is very sexy in the spring! $35.00
'Mojito' (M. Zilis 2009) (Sport of 'Avocado') Large, (20" x 44") This classic, tetraploid sport of 'Fried Green Tomatoes' has thick, dark green leaves that make a dense, compact clump. But it is the large fragrant flowers on heavy scapes that is its greatest appeal. $15.00
'Nate the Great' (Solberg 2003) (H. nigrescens x 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa') Large, (26" X 48") A deeply cupped and moderately corrugated blue-green hosta that is very large and upright. It has lovely pale lavender flowers and was named for my son, Nathan. $20.00
'Orange Marmalade' PP16,742 (Solberg 2002) (Sport of 'Paul's Glory') Large, (18" X 42") Breath-taking mound of heart-shaped blue leaves with a center that emerges bright yellow, then turns an orangish gold before becoming pale yellow or white depending on the amount of sun. Lavender flowers in July. Beautifully variegated all summer! Yes, it really looks orange-yellow or yellow-orange, like the Crayola crayons. $20.00
'Plum Pudding' (Solberg 2011) ('One Man's Treasure' X Seedling) Medium, (16" x 24") This medium mounding hosta has unique dark green leaves with heavy substance and plum colored petioles on both sides with the plum color extending up into the leaf blade. It is great for hybridizing. $20.00
'Peacock Feathers' (M. Zilis 2009) ('Gold Regal' x 'Blue Vision') Medium, (17" x 30") An upright blue hosta with waxy and lightly cupped and moderately corrugated leaves. The flowers have multiple petals ranging from 7-15 per flower, very interesting. $15.00
'Road Rage' (D. & M. Beilstein 2018) ('King of Spades' seedling) Medium, (15" X 27") Some may say this is an ugly hosta, but most of us think it only weird, and weird is good, in this case very good. 'Road Rage' moves 'Leapin' Lizard' a little farther up the road. It has variable green leaves that are puckered but have extra ridges that protrude upward. Yes, weird! It is medium in size and seems to grow very well. From Doug Beilstein, it is certainly a conversation starter. $30.00
'Rowan My Boat' (D. & M. Beilstein 2018) (['Butternut Hill' X 'Azure Snow' seedling] X 'Treasure Island') Medium, (14" X 31") Here is another one of Doug Beilstein's excellent very blue hostas with an unusual leaf shape. This medium to large hosta has puckered waxy blue leaves that are folded into petite kayaks. Named for his grandson I am sure you have the perfect spot for this eye catcher. $30.00
'Ruffles N Ridges' (R. & G. Fox 2018) ('Komodo Dragon' X 'Powder Blue') Huge, (36" X 72") If you think bigger is better, this beast is for you. Bob Fox is known for his huge blue seedlings and this is one of the biggest, waist high and almost seven feet across. But it is those huge ruffled round leaves with deep veining that give it its attitude. A cross of 'Komodo Dragon' and 'Powder Blue', yes, it is a true monster. $35.00
'Smash Hit' (M. Zilis) (Sport of 'Orange Marmalade'P \P16,742) Medium, (14" X 30") This sport of 'Orange Marmalade' \PP16742 has a much wider blue-green margin than its parent indicating that it is probably tetraploid and will grow a little better. The leaf center is still bright yellow in the spring, turning orange, and then white as the season progresses. Certainly, a winner. $25.00
'Sugar Plum' (Solberg 2011) (Seedling X 'One Man's Treasure') Medium, (20" X 28") This is the one!!! The ultimate goal of breeding purple-petioled hostas is to produce an upright plant with rich regal purple color that runs up into the veins at the base of the leaf. Add a bright white back to the leaf and you have the perfection of the purple running all the way into the white. This is that dream plant. It has purple scapes as well and blooms in late August and September. It is a prolific seed producer. $20.00
'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. $15.00
"Small-Medium"
'Baby Booties' (D. & M. Beilstein 2012) ('Swoosh' X H.capitata F2 seedling) Mini, (7" X 12") I have been very impressed with this great, miniature hosta. Its leaves have a very showy white margin and a cute rounded shape. It is a seedling of Doug Beilstein's, a F2 cross of 'Swoosh' and H.capitata. It also grows very well in the nursery. $15.00
'Cherry Tart' (A. Scheer) (-) Small, (10" x 25") This small to medium hosta features impressive red petioles that extend up through the back of the leaves. The lance shaped leaves turn bright yellow in summer. $15.00
'Church Mouse' (Walters Gardens 2012) (Sport of 'Blue Mouse Ears') Mini, (7" x 12") This 'Blue Mouse Ears' sport has a yellowish margin of fast-growing tissue that causes the normally round leaves to be very ruffled and the entire plant more vigorous. This mouse is very well behaved. $15.00
'Coconut Custard' (Solberg 2007) (['Blue Cadet' X 'One Man's Treasure'] X op) Mini, (5" X 12") This fast growing mini with heart-shaped leaves is bright waxy yellow in the spring with purple petioles. It has good substance and makes a very sturdy plant. A highlight of the spring season. $15.00
'Cookie Crumbs' (Solberg, M. Zilis 2002) (Sport of 'Tiny Tears') Mini, (5" X 10") Finally a clean white-margined mini reminiscent of H. venusta. This very flat mound of green heart-shaped leaves has a surprisingly wide white margin. It has purple flowers in June. $15.00
'Cracker Crumbs' (Solberg 2002) (Sport of 'Shiny Penny') Mini, (6" X 12") The miniature bright gold leaves have a shiny, dark green margin that appears hand painted. Good substance, growth rate and lavender flowers in July. It is perfect for troughs. $15.00
'Cricket' (D. & J. Ward 2010) ('Jiminy Cricket' sport) Mini, (4" X 14") This little hosta has small green, highly ruffled leaves with good substance. It grows fast and makes a great garden plant for your mini bed or the front of the border. We all need a few green guys to show off the others. $15.00
'Crumb Cake' (Solberg 2008) ('Cinnamon Sticks' X 'Cracker Crumbs') Small, (4" X 12") This rapidly growing hosta makes a very tight flat mound of honey-gold round leaves with mahogany petioles that are shiny, wonderfully wavy, and have very good substance. Its mahogany scapes have pretty lavender flowers in July. It is a cute little hosta tough enough for the garden but deserving of a very special spot. I just love it! $15.00
'Dinner Mint' (Zilis 2011) (Sport of 'Lemontini') Small, (7" x 15") A beautiful sport of 'Lemontini' features the same golden yellow center with a dark blue green margin. The leaves are ovate and slightly shiny. It also features a good medium purple flower. $20.00
'Dragon Scales' (Solberg 2018) ('Dragon Tails' sport) Mini, (5" X 10") Everyone loves 'Dragon Tails', well this is a green form of that ruffled, narrow-leafed mini. It grows quickly and is perfect for a feathery upright addition to a bowl of yellow and variegated minis. Pale purple flowers appear in July. $15.00
'Dragon Tails' (W. Zumbar) (-) Mini, (5" X 8") This bright yellow mini is best grown in a little strong light to accentuate the tight rippling along the narrow leaf margins but too much will bleach it white. It makes a cute little tuft of foliage with pale purple flowers in July. It reblooms here for me on a second flush of summer foliage. $15.00
'Fairy Dust' (Solberg 2017) (['Corkscrew' X 'Green Eyes'] F2) Mini, (5" X 8") I am very excited about my intensely yellow little mini 'Fairy Dust', a second generation seedling from 'Corkscrew' and 'Green Eyes'. Its narrow upright leaves sparkle brightly all summer and it has good substance, too. This one makes sparks fly! $15.00
'Fruit Cup' (D. & M. Beilstein 2013) ([('Minuta' F1 seedling B X 'Shining Tot') X ('Lakeside Looking Glass op.)]) Small, (8" X 13") This almost mini has very round dark green leaves that amazingly are cupped and puckered. It grows pretty fast, too. A great container and garden plant. $15.00
'Gemstone' (T. Avent 2005) (H. venusta x 'Dorset Blue') Small, (x) A vigorous small blue that has intensely shiny and lightly wavy leaves. It has great substance. $15.00
'Hawaiian Luau' (M. Zilis 2011) (Sport of 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake') Small-Medium, (18" x 30") . This sport of 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake' has large, wide green margins on its narrow, yellow-centered leaves and more substance than its parent. A unique hosta for a special, small spot. $20.00
'Heather Hill' (M. Zilis, Solberg 2018) ('Lime Zest' sport) Mini to Small, (5" X 14") This sport of 'Lime Zest' was a wonderful surprise. Sometimes hostas create the best hostas all on their own. This fast growing very small hosta develops a bright white margin and is very happy in morning sun. It makes a great garden plant as well as a welcome addition to your container collection. Introduced with Heather Hill Gardens in Fairfax Station, VA. $15.00
'Lakeside Baby Face' (M. Chastain 1997) (Lakeside seedling x 'Lakeside Little Gem') Small, (4" x 8") Cute very round dark green leaves with a bright white margin. Pale lavender flowers. $15.00
'Lakeside Neat Petite' (M. Chastain 1991) (H. venusta x 'Blue Cadet') Mini, (3" x 12.5") . Blue heart-shaped leaves make a very tight, upright mound with dark purple flowers. $15.00
'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. $15.00
'Lemon Zinger' (Solberg 2017) ('Dragon Tails' sport) Mini, (7" X 16") 'Lemon Zinger' is my green-margined sport of the increasingly popular 'Dragon Tails'. Its wavy bright yellow leaves are outlined in dark green. It is a vigorous little mini, perfect in a pot. It just might be your cup of tea. $15.00
'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. $15.00
'Limey Lisa' (W. Zumbar, K. Walek AHS (R) (-) Mini, (6" X 21") This little hosta has unique limey green leaves, brighter in spring, that are round and deeply cupped for their size. It is very vigorous and makes a great garden plant, useful as a groundcover or from of the bed specimen. It has purple flowers in July. $15.00
'Martini' (M. Zilis 2009) (Golden yellow sport of 'Blue Dimples' x 'Shining Tot') Small (6" x 15") A fast growing, miniature mound of blue green heart-shaped foliage. $20.00
'Mighty Mouse' (Walters Gardens 2006) (Sport of 'Blue Mouse Ears') Mini, (7" x18") Here is another good growing mouse" for your mouse nest. This one emerges with nice white margins that hold that color all summer. One of the best. $15.00
'Minutini' (M. Zilis 2009) ('Pilgrim' x 'Shining Tot') Mini, (4" x 10") Another hosta in the 'tini' series. Pale green leaves with a glossy appearance. A true mini. $15.00
'Miracle Lemony' (H. Sugita) (-) Small, (8" x 20") This is the first pale yellow-flowered hosta on the market! The foliage looks very much like the wild species, H. tsushimensis, with slightly ruffled medium green leaves. Try this one in a container with cool, morning sun. $25.00
'Mouse Madness' (M. Zilis, Solberg 2017) ('Solar Mouse' sport) Mini, (5" X 12") Maybe the best of the mice so far, this white-edged sport of the all-white and almost impossible to grow 'Solar Mouse' is very vigorous. 'Mouse Madness' emerges with very bright white margins in the spring that do not melt but stay attractive well into late summer. A must for your collection of mice. $25.00
'Regal Tot' (M. Zilis 2010) ('Gold Regal' x 'Shining Tot') Small, (5.5" x 17") This mini-small hosta has attractive golden yellow, cupped leaves. The leaves have good substance, and the flowers are pale purple. $15.00
'Shiny Penny' (Solberg 1997) ('Lemon Lime' x 'Shining Tot') Mini, (6" x 12") A fast growing mini, this hosta features very shiny heart-shaped gold leaves that are slightly rippled. A true mini perfect for that container on your deck. $15.00
'Tears of Joy' (P. Black & T. Johnson, Sebright Gardens 2005) (Sport of 'Tiny Tears') Mini, (4" X 13") This little H. venusta like mini has green leaves that are folded and twisted when they emerge. It is a fast grower and spreader, perfect for covering a container or trough. The flowers appear to be yellow, lots of pollen but no petals. It is different. $15.00
'Teaspoon' (F. Nyikos 1998) ('Birchwood Parky's Gold' x 'Golden Tiara') Small, (7.5" x 21") This small upright, green hosta extends its leaves upward like teaspoons, hence the name. Perfect for adding height to a bowl of hostas. $15.00
'Tiny Bubbles' (Solberg 2008) ('Corkscrew' x 'Lemon Frost') Mini-Small, (8" x 16") A fun mini with yellow, narrow leaves that are lightly twisted, folded and waved. But it is the closed flowers that are the most interesting feature. The flowers are like tiny purple balloons with red at the base. $15.00
'Twist Tie' (Solberg 2017) ('Tongue Twister' X ['Iwa' X 'Blue Blush']) Small, (10" X 18") 'Twist Tie' is a small blue green hosta with very upright twisted leaves. It is from 'Tongue Twister' and like it has very good substance and is one of the last hostas to go to sleep. Twisted hostas are my new passion, wait to you see what comes next. $15.00
'Wonderful' (R. Goodwin 2005) ('Little Wonder' seedling) Mini, (3" X 6") This tiny hosta has teardrop-shaped yellow leaves that form a very cute delicate miniature mound. Hybridized by Randy Goodwin, it is a perfect container hosta or grow it as Randy does in a special bed just for minis along a walk. $15.00

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