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HELENIUM (Sneezeweed) Red and Gold. 3-4'. Brilliant red or gold "daisies" with prominent centers for late summer. Moerheim Beauty is rich red, Waldtraut brownish-gold. Z4.

HELIANTHEMUM (Rock Rose). These cheerful>

    Apricot. Double flowered, green foliage.

Cerise Queen. Double cherry red flowers.

Firedragon. Gray foliage enhances bright orange flowers.

    Raspberry Ripple. Gray foliage, striped rose flowers.

Wisley Primrose. Single lemon yellow flowers in June.

HELIANTHUS (Perennial Sunflower) decapetalus Capenoch Star stands 3-4 ft. and carries single lemon yellow flowers for a sunny spot. Hirsutus is 6 ft. Lemon Queen carries light yellow, single, 2-3 flowers on 5-7 ft. stalks July-Sept. Z5.

HELIOPSIS helianthoides (False Sunflower) may be single or double flowered and typically is orange gold. 3-4 ft.

Lorraine Sunshine is a recent introduction featuring single yellow 2 daisies over green and white variegated foliage. The plant gets about 3 ft tall and wide, and seems to stand up well. Stunning. This is a patented plant and hard to get. We have discovered that it throws a high percentage of variegated seedlings, the best of which weve been growing on for evaluation.

HELLEBORUS (Hellebore) begins blooming with the early bulbs, and may be colorful>Orientalis (Lenten Rose) and closely related hybrids do especially well here in Central New York, as does foetidus the (not) stinking hellebore. We have grown most of the well-known strains and now have a fine crop of ready-to-bloom 2-year plants for you. Our first babies from the Heronswood black, yellow, and double strains should bloom in 2003. Not all types and strains available at all times.

argutifolius. Distinguished by striking foliage.

foetidus. Green flowers, similar to Bells of Ireland. Wester

Flisk is a coveted selection with red stems; we have

selected seedlings ready for sale.  

niger (Christmas Rose) 10".White flowers. Slow grower here.

odorus. 14-20".Green flowers, early Spring. Limited.

orientalis (Lenten Rose). Rosy pink flowers in mid Spring.

purpurascens. 3" purple/green flowers on 12" stems.

HEMEROCALLIS (Daylily). The daylily was the Wunderkind of the 80s garden, with breathtaking new colors, patterns and forms added to the natural hardiness and drought and disease resistance of the species. Unfortunately, theres a worm in the daylily garden, or more accurately, a fungusAsian daylily rust. While the rust is treatable, it is also very spreadable and is now rampant in the Deep South, where most hybridizing has been centered for the last 30 years. What this means for Central New York growers is the necessity for great care when bringing plants in from other gardens, and vigilance over existing plants. At this point, we are being extremely cautious about new plants, which will restrict our collection of the fancier varieties while our Southern colleagues get a handle on this annoying problem. For the very latest info, see the American Hemerocallis Society website, www.daylilies.org.

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We grow 800+ varieties; most of these have been selected for award-winning qualities. We emphasize bud count, foliage quality, winter hardiness and other garden-worthy attributes in our selectionsthis is one plant family where a pretty face is definitely not enough! Standard pricing in the daylily world is based on bare-root, blooming-size, double fans, and that is the basis of our complete list, available separately. Prices range from $5 to $60, with most varieties selling in the $5 to $10 range. The best way to choose plants, however, is in the flesh, so plan to visit the garden several times from late June through early August. (You might like to make a daylily tourthere are several excellent growers in our area.)

Daylily lovers know that it's OK to plant bareroot daylilies from April through October and we are happy to dig for you during the week if you want to take advantage of quantity pricing for a large planting. Most gardeners like the convenience of potted plants, however. Each year we pot a variety of colors, sizes and types.

If you have just discovered daylilies, please note that over 50,000 varieties have been registered. We may not have the one you want, but may have a look-alike. (The official registration lists help us with this.) You should also be aware that new introductions sell from $60 to $250 for a single

fan; we are not likely to have a large supply of these but will recommend reliable sources for plants we cant supply.


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NEED LOTS OF DAYLILIES? Try our "Best Foot Forward" bare root mix of colors and seasons. One-to-three fan mature divisions (depends on variety) are trimmed and ready to plant. Varieties our choice, but tell us how you plan to use them so we can select the best plants for you. 50 for $135, 100 for $235.

HEUCHERA (Coral Bells). Slender stems carry many tiny pink-to-red, or white, bells above rosettes of leaves. In most cases these prefer at least partial shade. Most will repeat bloom if the stem is twisted off after flowers fade. June Bride is a white flowered variety.

Since the introduction of micrantha Palace Purple in the Eighties, red-purple foliage has been the focus of hybridizing and there are now hundreds of cultivars, most of which have more or less silver veins or patches. A few that have proven good doers as well as beautiful>Dales Strain, Montrose Ruby, Pewter Veil, Chocolate Ruffles, Molly Bush, Plum Pudding, and Ring of Fire. Petite Pearl Fairy, Petite Ruby Frills and several relatives continue the purple foliage theme

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to a miniature size 8 or 10 clumps. At first these purples had tiny white flowers; more recent hybrids have pink or red bells, like the more traditional green-leafed Coral Bells (sanguinea species). Another direction is silver splotching on green leaves. Mint Frost is one such, Monet another.

  A boon to four season gardening is villosa Autumn Bride (24"). Lime green foliage erupts in  fountains of white flowers in September: Groundcover  for light shade, cut flower. Finally , take a look at related genera Tiarella and Tellima.

HIBISCUS. Flowers look like large single hollyhocks. This is a semi-shrub that comes up fresh from the crown each year around Memorial Day. (Yes! These are hardy in Zone 5. Dont confuse them with the shiny leafed tropicals.) Exciting hybrids carry blossoms the size of dinner plates on 3-7 ft. plants. Colors range from white through all shades of pink to bright red. Some have eyes of contrasting color. These start flowering in August. Our newest favorite is Kopper King, sporting bronze foliage and white flowers with red centers and pink veins. Lord Baltimore and Maroon Giant are old reds. Sweet Caroline and Disco Belle Pink are good pinks. Each year we try two or three new varieties.

HOSTA (Funkia, Plaintain Lily). Originating in Asia, primarily Japan, a few of these have a long history of use in American gardens. Hybridizing during the past 30 years has developed over 2000 named varieties. Also, new species are still being "discovered" (becoming familiar to Americans).

Most hostas do best in light shade, making this family the backbone of a shade garden. Gold and light green varieties tend to tolerate and even like more sun, while "blue" leafed varieties show their color better in more shade. Variegation ranges from white to yellow; it may change during the summer and according to the amount of shade provided. Hostas welcome moisture and a good garden soil, but established plants are extremely drought-tolerant, popular for use under shallow-rooted trees like maples.

An encouraging characteristic of hostas is that they have adventitious buds. In plain language, the more you cut them apart, the faster they increase. They are also extremely hardy (Minnesota is the heart of hosta-land.) and can be transplanted almost any time the soil can be worked. We like best to divide them in early May when the leaf buds are just showing above the ground, or in mid-September. Every hosta lover despises slugs and snails. We are now offering Sluggo which is an organic molluscicide labeled for vegetable>rumored to have slugs as big as rats.

Most hostas take some time--three to five years from seed--to show their true characteristics. Large-sized varieties may reach a six foot diameter or more at maturity, so keep that in mind when choosing plants.

The nomenclature for hosta is confused, as they say in the botany trade; please bear with us. If you think we are confused, please say so. The best way to choose hostas is to see a mature clump growing; some of the varieties listed below are new and expensive, but we aim to have an established clump by the time the price moderates. You'll find some in each category at our base price.

Descriptions include a clump diameter x height figure (inches) if available, otherwise size category. Flower height is not included. Some hostas have very attractive or fragrant flowers; these are noted. Otherwise, keep 'em or cut 'em according to your own opinion.

In this update weve included the names only of varieties in short or uncertain supply or that we havent grown long. Hostaphiles will be interested in checking out our specimen clumps. Helen is always happy to talk hosta and compare notes with other afflicted parties.


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Abiqua Drinking Gourd. 30 x 18. Blue-green, deeply cupped and heavily corrugated leaves; near white flrs early.

Aqua Velva. 36 x 28 blue-green. Profuse white blooms.

Baby Bunting. 15 x 7. Heavy textured, charming small one.

Big Daddy. 36 x 24. Vigorous, very puckered sieboldiana, lavender flowers.

Bigfoot. 50 x34. Very similar to sieboldiana Elegans.

Blue Angel. 72 x 30. The largest of the big blue sieboldianas; good form, white flowers.

Blue Belle. 38 x 16. Ovate blue leaves, purplish flowers.

Blue Blush. 12 x 6. Fine blue tardiana by Smith.

Blue Cadet. 15 x 12. Neat, perfectly round clump; lavender flowers in June.

Blue Danube. 30 x 14. Round blue leaves, pale lavender flrs.

Blue Dimples. 20 x 14. Mounds of pointed, slightly wavy intense blue leaves. Excellent substance. One of David Smith's tardiana hybrids.

Blue Mammoth. 42 x 32. Good grower, takes sun.

Blue Moon. Small tardiana from the 70s.

Blue Plate Special. Medium size. Thick, slightly cupped leaves, white flowers in early summer.

Blue Seer. Med. Holds color well. White flowers.

Blue Vision. 24 x 22. Upright shape, heavily textured powdery blue foliage; white flowers. Vigorous!

Bressingham Blue. 30 x 18. Textured, cupped wide leaves, pearly white flowers. Good foliage color. If sieboldiana 'Elegans' is too big, try this one.

Buckshaw Blue. 28 x 16. Deep blue, corrugated tokudama.

Dorset Blue. 12 x 6. Similar to Blue Moon but grows better.

Elvis Lives. Medium. Arching arrow-shaped leaves on this fine blue by Tony Avent. Lavender flowers.

Fragrant Blue. Small plant with chalky blue foliage; lovely near-white, slightly fragrant flowers. Excellent because of its tendency to produce new leaves all season.

Hadspen Blue. 24 x 14. Neat, heavily textured, extremely blue leaves. Full shade to half sun.

Hadspen Hawk. 12 x 8. A lesser known tardiana.

Halcyon. 24 x 15. Neat, perfect clumps of round, well-substanced leaves, attractive lavender flowers; gets our vote for best medium sized blue.

Jester. 30 x 18. Blue-green, irregular yellow edge in Spring. Loses variegation later.

Krossa Regal. 36 x 36. Upright, vase-shaped, shiny blue leaves. 6' flower stalks.

Lakeport Blue. One of the bluest and biggest at 48 x 26.

Love Pat. 24 x 14. Heavily corrugated round leaf. A mature specimen is choice!

Pearl Lake. 30 x 14. Frost blue heart shaped leaves; recommended for edging or groundcover.

Salute. 18 x 12. Semi-upright, wavy blue leaves, white flrs.

Sea Lotus Leaf. 24 x 20. Leaves round, rugose, cupped.

Sea Sapphire. Very blue leaves, smooth texture.

Serendipity. 16 x 12. Small, dense, blue clump.

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Sieboldiana Elegans. Granddad of the big blues; large, round leaves make a great clump. Very popular.

Wheaton Blue. 36 x 22. All blue version of Pauls Glorylarge pointed leaves, lavender flowers..


Bennie MacRae. Medium. Glossy lance-like leaves similar to Invincible; from the same breeding.

Birchwood Gem. 14 x 6. Light green heart-shaped leaves; a selection of nakaina, with ridged scapes, lavender flowers.

Black Hills. 38 x 20. Shiny, dark green round leaves. Heavily corrugated with some cupping.

Bubba. 24 x12. Shiny, medium green hosta by Avent.

Candy Hearts. 15 x 12. Petite glossy green heart shaped leaves make a dense mound.

crispula. 24-36 x 16-20. Dull green, matte finish, wavy edge silver to white, flowers white.

Fried Green Tomatoes. 54 x 25. All green form of Guacamole with all the great plantaginea traits.

Hirao Majesty. 26 x 67. Spectacular tetraploid hosta: shiny dark green foliage, deep lavender flowers. Imposing.

Hirao Supreme. 48 x 26. Large, wavy green leaves, dense clusters of lavender flowers.

Honeybells. 24 x 20. This is a fragrant, medium-to-apple-green standard; vigorous grower.

hypoleuca. 26 x 14. Black-green and glossy; leaves 10 x 8; flowers white.

Invincible. 14 x 10. Shiny dark green leaves are reputed to be pest resistant. Fragrant. Already a standard.

Jade Beauty. 36 x 22. Green pointed leaves, lavender flrs. mid-season; all green form of Francee.

Jade Scepter.

Lakeside Black Satin. Lg. Very black-green, glossy leaves.

Lakeside Neat Petite. 18 x 8. Heart-shaped green leaves. Clusters of bright purple flowers.

lancifolia. 17 x 12. Shiny, spear-shaped dark green leaves quickly make perfect clumps; one of the best. Pretty lavender flowers a plus.

Leather Sheen. 24 x 9. From the improbable union of Sum and Substance (largest) with a venusta seedling (miniature) comes a mid-size strappy leafed plant whose shiny foliage is so dark as to appear black.

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Maruba Iwa. Miniature, shiny green round leaves. May be tender beyond Zone 5.

montana. 40 x 24. Large, pointed leaves form a draping mound. Near-white flowers.

nigrescens. 36 x 30. Large gray-green cupped leaves on an upright growing clump. Pale lavender flowers on scapes to 6 ft. (Parent of Krossa Regal but more green than gray.)

Pineapple Poll. 42 x 18. Narrow wavy green leaves; lavender flowers well above the leaves.

Potomac Pride. 48 x 28. Shiny, bluish dark green leaves, moderate inverted cupping. Distinctive mound.

plantaginea grandiflora (August Lily). 24 x 18. Light green, glossy leaves; large, fragrant, white lily-like flowers in August.

plantaginea g. Aphrodite. As above but double flowers. Widely sought-after.

Purple Profusion. Large. Deep green leaves, large clusters of hyacinth-like purple flowers.

Raspberry Sorbet. 28 x 10. Shiny dark green leaves, 18 red purple scapes, purple flowers in late summer.

Red October. Medium green hosta with red petioles.

Royal Standard. 38 x 18. Plantaginea child; fragrant white flowers and glossy foliage like its parent, but darker green. Less vulnerable to late Spring frost.

rupifraga. 24 x 10 Shiny green leaves and red spotted scapes have to be a source of the red scape craze among hybridizers. It is attractive in and of itself. Lavender flrs.

Saishu Jima. Miniature (5 x 3) is neat under a large gold or blue.

Sea Octopus. 12 x 4. Dark green and extremely narrow leaves are lightly ruffled.

Sparkling Burgundy. 20 x 12. Our favorite red-stemmed variety, for its substance and the presentation of the flowers. Limited supply.

Sweet Bo Peep. 36 x 22. Shiny dark green leaves, pale lavender flowers; an Invincible seedling.

Sweet Susan. This light green medium size hosta is fragrant. Makes a good border plant.

takahashii Gosan. 36 x 15. Shiny green leaves, deeply veined, with lightly rippled margins; flrs purple August-Sept.

ventricosa. 32 x 20. Glossy, dark green leaves; large clumps have a layered look. Lovely hoop-petticoat purple flowers.

venusta. 4 x 3. Diminutive species has purple flowers on 9" stems. Heart shaped dark green leaves on a plant for the shaded rock garden.


Aspen Gold. 60 x 24. Chartreuse-gold leaves, corrugated & cupped; white flowers. Very special!.

August Moon. 30 x 20. Large round leaves are heavily corrugated. Good chartreuse-gold.

Birchwood Parky's Gold. 30 x 18. Chartreuse-gold color holds all season, tolerates up to 3/4 sun. A vigorous standard gold.

Chartreuse Wiggles. 14 x 5. Cutest little wavy gold hosta we haveand a good grower too.

Daybreak. 36 x 22. Distinctive bright gold plant. Stays gold in shade. Outstanding!

Feather Boa. 12 x 6. Strappy yellow leaves, becoming apple green late in the summer. Vigorous edger; a sieboldii derivative.

Gold Bullion. Strong medium sized plant holds color well; somewhat slow to increase.

Gold Drop. 14 x 6. Small heart-shaped leaves form a nice clump; good edger.

Gold Edger. A bit larger than 'Gold Drop'; rapid increaser; standard edger.

Gold Regal. Powdery gold-to-apple green, heavy substance, vase shape; very tall scapes with purple flowers.

Golden Medallion. Medium.. Slow, but excellent color; tokudama heritage.

Golden Prayers. Medium sized, deep gold.

Golden Scepter. 15 x 12. Helen's favorite--intensely gold all season, rapid increaser.

Golden Sunburst. Large, gold sieboldiana.

Ground Sulphur. 14 x 7. Bright gold narrow wavy leaves; lavender flowers midseason.

Hadspen Samphire. 36 x 16. Stunning rippled gold foliage in Spring becomes lime green in Summer. Slow grower.

King Tut. 26 x 12. 6 round, corrugated leaves, from tokudama heritage; slow but worth the wait.

Limey Lisa. 20 x 10. Unusual spoon-like gold leaves on this mini; they turn lime green later in year.

Lemon Lime. Medium-small. Compact mound of lanceolate gold leaves. Purple striped flowers.

Little Aurora. 8 x 6. Puckered oval leaves stay gold all season. Neat habit. Lavender flowers in July. Limited.

Little Razor. 16 x 6. Yellow, ovate-lanceolate leaves; flat.

Piedmont Gold. 40 x 20. Leaves yellow, cordate, flat; flowers funnel-shaped, white. Eunice Fisher Award 1978.

Rising Sun. 48 x 23. Large, rounded, shiny gold leaves, lavender flowers.

Squash Casserole. Another winner by Aventincluding the name! Big, gold, ruffled, fast-growing. Takes full sun with adequate moisture. Its distinguishing feature is black scapes.

Sum and Substance. 72 x 20. Round leaves up to two feet across, bright gold; grows even better in sun. The "giant pumpkin" of hostas.

Sum of All. Display only.

Sun Power. 36 x 22. Bright gold pointed leaves. Upright habit; somewhat slow. One of the best.

Super Bowl. 22 x 18, erect. Leaf yellow, deeply cupped, rugose. Flower white. A tokudama hybrid.

Sweet Tater Pie. 30 x 10. Display only.

Twinkles (fortunei Aurea). Medium. Narrow, wavy leaves are bright yellow in Spring, become green by summer. Good grower.

Vanilla Cream. Small. Exquisite flat-growing cream-gold likes sun. Limited supply.

Wogon (Gold). 12 x 6. A named yellow sieboldii.

Zounds. 30 x 16. Golden yellow, with heavily puckered leaves; requires at least 1/2 sun. Very limited.


Abba Dabba Do. Large sport of Sun Power has white edges on dark green, same fine form as its parent.

Abby. 30 x 10. Display only.

Antioch. 36 x 20. Imposing green with wide white margins; holds color in sun. Visitors' favorite.

Aristocrat. 25 x 15. Blue-green w/creamy margin; sport of Hadspen Blue.

Aurora Borealis. 40 x 20. Sieboldiana 'Elegans'. sport. Some say the same as Frances Williams. Blue, with yellow-to-green edge.

Brave Amherst. Medium sized blue-green leaves encircled by a bright gold margin.

Bright Lights. Medium. Best variegated tokudama (grows

faster than most). Puckered gold, streaky blue margin.

Brim Cup. Medium size, dark green leaves with broad cream-to-white edges; cupped. Choice.

Christmas Tree. 32 x 20. Large rounded corrugated green leaves. Margins go from yellow to cream to white during the season. The name is for pyramidal clump shape of young to moderate aged plants.

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Color Glory. 32 x 24 Green-edged gold. Possibly a better Great Expectations.

Crepe Suzette. 12 x 8. Green, creamy-white margin.

Crested Surf. 8 x 5. Green with variable creamy margin and wavy, from tip to petiole base.

Crowned Imperial. 32 x 24. Dark green leaves with a thin, pure white margin.

Crusader. 32 x 18. Wavy grayed green heart-shaped leaves with creamy white margins; dense clusters of lavender flrs.

Dark Star. Medium, narrow-leafed blue, edged cream. Large lavender flowers in mid-August.

Diamond Tiara. 22 x 13. Dense mound of 4 x 3 medium green leaves with white margins, purple flowers.

Dream Weaver. 30 x 18. White, with a wide blue-green margin; cupped, corrugated, nearly round leaves.

Ellerbroek. 36 x 24. Rounded green leaves with a nice yellow edge, good texture.

Emerald Tiara. 20 x 14. Reversed Golden Tiara: Yellow center aging to chartreuse, dark green edge. Same neat habit as the rest of the family.

Emily Dickinson. 30 x 20. Very fragrant violet flowers on this green-with-white-edge New England origination.

Englerth Variegated (gn). See Green and Gold, which this probably is.

Eventide. 40 x 17. 10x7 leaf. Green with heavily rippled , pure white margin. A Lachman cultivar from Massachusetts.

Everlasting Love. 38 x 14. Wide, creamy yellow to white

margins on blue-green center; lavender flowers in July.

Fire and Ice. Small-medium sport of Patriot has white centers, dark green margins on lanceolate leaves, lavender flowers on white scapes. Lacks vigor, in our opinion.

fortunei Albo-marginata (Silver Crown). Medium-large. Elongated dark green leaves with variable creamy white borders form draping mound. The workhorse of green and white hostas.

fortunei Aureo-marginata (Gold Crown, Yellow Band). Medium-large. Dark green leaf with a gold rim that holds all summer. Makes a neat and striking clump.

fortunei Gloriosa. 45 x 17. Handsome dark green, white edge, occasionally streaking toward midrib.

Fragrant Bouquet. 22 x 18. Apple green with broad cream edges. Exceptionally well-formed and sweet-scented flowers.

Francee. 36 x 24. Green, heart shaped leaves with narrow, clean white margins; takes sun. A classic.

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Frances Williams. 40 x 20. Sport of blue sieboldiana 'Elegans' is very popular. Heavily corrugated when mature. Irregular wide yellow border shades to light green . Tendency to burn with restricted moisture.

Frosted Jade. Very large. Dark green heart-shaped leaves, held horizontally; neat white edge. Elegant

Gaijin. 12 x 3. Light green leaves with creamy margins on this miniature; purple striped flowers.

Garden Treasure. 30 x 24. Blue green, gold edge. Display.

Geisha (aka Ani Machi). 30 x 14. Gold twisted leaves held upright have green margins; contrast sharpest early in the season. Purple flowers late summer.

Ginko Craig. 10 x 6. Another useful>

Gold Standard. Up to 36 x 20. Possibly the best variegated hosta at modest price. Dark green edge and chartreuse center, which bleaches lighter in sun. Vigorous.

Golden Crown See fortunei Aureomarginata.

Golden Tiara. 20 x 14. Neat mounds of round green leaves

precisely edged in gold. Rapid grower; good edger.

Great Expectations. 30 x 20. Sieboldiana 'Elegans' sport has a gold center, which turns creamy, surrounded by wide blue-green edge. Near-white flowers. A distinctive example of this very popular color pattern.

Green Gold. Medium. Dark green oval leaves with creamy yellow border, becoming white. Similar to Francee. It's been around a long time, but its still good.

Ground Master. Medium. Green leaves with wavy creamy white margins. To 3/4 sun .

Guacamole. Large. Very classy mutation of Fragrant Bouquet; apple green, glossy leaves margined by wide green edge. Large fragrant flowers in August.

Heartsong. Small-to-medium sized sport of Candy Hearts with creamy-white margin. Choice.

Hoosier Harmony. 48 x 24. Chartreuse-gold leaves with green margins, fragrant white flowers. A sport of Royal Standard from Solberg; it should be marvelously vigorous.

Inniswood. 48 x 24. Hosta guru Tony Avent says this is one to drool>

Irongate Glamour. Large green with white edge, lavender flowers in summer; flat. Plantaginea and tokudama heritage.

Island Charm. Exhibiting all the colors of a tropical sunset, this dwarf will brighten your landscape. Yellow centered leaves (changing to white in bright light) are edged in green. Reddish leaf petioles and flower scapes, lavender flowers.

Janet. Medium. Heart-shaped yellow-to-white leaves with emerald green edge.a smaller Gold Standard.

Julia. 32 x 16. Vigorous semi-upright round leafed dark green hosta with 1/3 creamy white leaf margins. Nice small-medium cultivar.

June. 15 x 15. We're most excited about this cream-centered sport of our beloved Halcyon. Our friend Fran Drumma (You should see his hosta collection!) first called it to our attention. Absolutely unique! Morning sun recommended for best color.

Just So. 10 x 5. A classic little one, with narrow chartreuse leaves, darker margins.

Kabitan. 15 x 10. Our favorite little guy. Narrow ruffled chartreuse leaves, darker green edge. Don't know why this is hard to get; it seems to be a good grower. Limited.

kikutii Kifukurin Ko Mame. 6". Long shiny green leaves, two-tone border of cream and yellow. A collector's hosta.

Lakeside Ninita. 12 x 5. Almost round 3 x 2.5 light green leaves with .5 creamy margin; slightly rippled and slightly shiny. Medium lavender flower.

Leola Fraim. 32 x 18. One of the best white margined hostas. Thick, rippled leaves with strong contrast. Pale lavender flowers early summer.

Little Sunspot. Sport of the brilliant Little Aurora. Gold centered, bold green edge; Sultana reversed.

Little White Lines. 18 x 8. Leaves 4 x 2, medium green, with white margins; purple flowers in summer.

Loyalist. 24 x 14. Creamy white 6.5 x 3.75 leaves with dark green margins; lavender flowers. Tissue culture sport of Patriot, reverse color pattern.

Lucy Vitols. Medium size, leaf 10 x 9, yellowish green with irregular green margin, cordate, rugose. Distinctive form.

Mama Mia. Small. Dark green, wavy leaves featuring wide margins of gold, gradually fading to cream. At first frost, entire plant reverts to gold; pale lavender flrs early summer.

Medusa. 12 x 6. Leaf 4 x 1, creamy white with .25 medium green margin, slightly rippled; slightly shiny above, very shiny below. Pale purple flower in August.

Midwest Magic. 36 x 20. Gold centered, green edged leaves; a distinctive sport of Shade Master.

Mildred Seaver. Medium size, medium green, with just the right amount of creamy-white edging. Rapid grower.

Ming Treasure. 57 x 25. Cream margined sport of plantaginea; shiny. Display only.

Minuteman. Sport of Patriot; maybe a better grower.

montana Aureomarginata. 40 x 24. Very wide yellow margins on light green, pointed leaves make this very large plant spectacular. The mid-season near-white flowers are a plus. Probably the most wanted hosta today; slow growing.

Moon River. 18 x ll. Blue-green round leaf with variable, streaked white margin; lavender flrs on 18 scapes in July. Medium to slow growth. Another Lachman cultivar.

Night Before Christmas. 30 x18. Semi-upright. Leaf 8 x 3, creamy white to white, with .75 medium green, smooth margin, slightly shiny above, moderately twisted. Requires a careful>

Northern Exposure. Sport of sieboldiana 'Elegans', of the 'Frances Williams' type, only more so--heavily corrugated and more contrasty. Also a better grower. Creamy yellow margins, on flat leaves.

Northern Halo. Another Frances Williams type; Northern Halo leaves tend to be very flat, or cupped at the rim.

Obsession. 18 x 12. Medium green leaf bordered and streaked with black green; slightly shiny on top. Sport of Sparkling Burgundy. Lavender flrs late summer.

On Stage. Perhaps the best of the new green-edged golds; yellow leaf centers turn to cream later in season. Nice form.

Patriot. 36 x 24. Becoming the standard "variegated one". The outer half of the leaf is irregularly banded white, the center a dark forest green. The exceptional contrast, almost a sculptured look, is distinctive. A good grower too, but likes more sun than most.

Paul's Glory. Medium. This is a hosta to die for. The gold center fades to white in summer, surrounded by a blue-green streaked margin. Site it in a pool>

Pilgrim. 21 x 8. Gray-green leaf, with wide, irregular creamy white edge. Good substance.

Pixie Power. 14 x 6. Narrow white leaves, green edge; similar to Masquerade but local grower Kevin Rawlings says it is more stable.

Pizzazz. Heart-shaped leaves with wavy creamy-white

margins on a frosted blue base. Dense masses of white flowers mid to late summer.

Platinum Tiara. 16 x 10-16. Yellow-green, variable white margin; oval leaf. Nice edger.

Princess of Karafuto. According to Schmid, this is the same as Ginko Craig; we havent grown them side-by-side yet.

Queen Josephine. 42 x 17. yellow margin on a shiny dark green leaf; lavender flowers. A plant with presence.

Radiant Edger. 30 x 12. Green with variable chartreuse margin; some streaking toward midrib.

Rascal. 20 x 18. Lt yellow with dark green margin. Display.

Regal Splendor. 30 x 24. Variegated sport of Krossa Regal, blue with narrow creamy edge, vase shape. Similar to Sagae and an equally distinguished plant.

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Remember Me. 20 x 12. White centered selection from June, with variable green margins. NEW in 2003.

Robert Frost. 24 x 50. Good contrast between the wide white margins and bluish leaf centers. Whitish flowers on 30 scapes in July. Another of the Lachman New Englanders.

Sagae (was fluctuans 'Variegated'). 30 x 24. Blue-green huge heart-shaped leaves with a creamy yellow border. Habit is upright and vase-shaped. Fast growing for a large hosta.

Saint Elmos Fire. 24 x 16. Leaf 4 long by 7 wide. Leaf center emerges bright yellow, turning green. Half inch margin is pure white. Leaves slightly shiny top and bottom. A second flush of yellow leaves emerges in summer, giving tricolor effect. Display.

September Sun. 36 x 15. This green-edged chartreuse-gold variety is a sport of 'August Moon', which we consider one of the best landscaping hostas in this area. Near-white flowers in late Summer.

Shade Fanfare. 24x16. Green-to-gold, white edge.

Showboat. 28 x 14. Dark green with creamy white edge.

sieboldii (formerly 'Minor'). 12 x 6. Narrow green leaves edged white. Shade to full sun.

Silver Crown. See fortunei Albo-marginata.

Snow Cap. 36 x 24. Blue-green, white margin. Purple striped flowers in summer.

So Sweet. 18 x 15. Green leaves emerge with a gold edge which quickly turns creamy white. In late summer, fragrant, nicely shaped white flowers bloom. A Hosta of the Year.

Stiletto. 8 x 6, very erect. Lanceolate, wavy medium green leaf with very narrow white margin; purple striped flowers on 12 scapes. Very neat, rapidly increasing mini.

Sugar and Cream. 46 x 26. Creamy-white-margined form of Honeybells. Fragrant, vigorous grower.

Sultana. 11 x 7 clump. Leaf broadly ovate, dark green, with chartreuse margin. Flowers white, bell-shaped on 10 scape. Little Aurora mutation. Slow for a dwarf. Striking edger.

Sum of All. 82 x 32; leaf 16 x 12. Claimed as the best gold edged sport of Sum and Substance to date, coloring up early in the season and with thick substance and slug resistance. Introduced in 2000. Display only.

Summer Music. Medium. Large white leaf center, bordered by yellow-gold and edged chartreuse. Slow growing.

Super Nova. Large gold-centered sieboldiana has a wide blue-green margin. White flowers, heavy substance.

Suzanne. Medium. Long lanceolate green leaves, substantial white margins.

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Tambourine. 24 x 13. Green with variable cream margin.

tokudama Aureo-nebulosa. 20 x 13. Cupped, puckered yellow with blue-green edges; slow growing but very fine.

tokudama Flavo-circinalis. 48 x 17. Reverse of above.

Torchlight. 38 x 18. Vase-shaped mound of green leaves with white margins show off the purple-red petioles. Lavender flowers.

Twilight. 28 x 20. Dark green leaf with 1.5 medium gold margin. Shiny above, glaucous below, lightly corrugated.

Twist of Lime. 22 x 10. Small gold leaves, with narrow green margins. Sport of Lemon Lime.

undulata Albo-marginata. 28 x 18. Green leaves edged with a broad white band. Tolerates sun; nice clump.

ventricosa Aureo-marginata. 32 x 20. Variegated, heart shaped, twisted leaves. Cream margins that turn white contrast with the dark green base.

Vera Verde. 12 x 4. Lanceolate green leaf, white margins.

Verna Jean. Display.

Veronica Lake. Variegated sport of petite blue Pearl Lake; same lavender flowers, vigorous growth rate.

Warwick Edge. 36 x 22. Medium green leaf, margins yellow turning to white. Lavender flowers in July.

White Christmas. 20 x 12. This selection of H. Undulata has large areas of white which stay white longer than the parent.

Wide Brim. 36 x 22. Mounds of 7" x 5" blue-green leaves have creamy irregular margins which darken with age. Vigorous.

Yellow River. 28x60. Impressive large mound of gold-edged foliage becomes dense with age. Lavender flowers July and August. Medium growth rate.

Yellow Splash Brim. 24 x 18. Egg-shaped leaves with striking creamy edges, dark centers.


Blue Shadows. 24 x 14. Heavy substanced blue green, streaks of gold midseason; sport of tokudoma Aureo-nebulosa

Cherry Berry. Small-medium clump; lanceolate green leaf with white center. Scape and petiole red.

Grand Tiara. 22 x 14. Sport of Golden Tiara. Chartreuse leaf with dark green center.

Kiwi Forest. New foliage of this small New Zealand offering is a fresh blue, with greenish-cream mottling which darkens to blue-green with maturity. New growth continues to contrast as the season progresses. White flowers in late summer.

Masquerade (was called venusta Variegated). 6 x 4. Now believed to be H. sieboldii x H. venusta. Original color green, to which it may revert, with white medial variegation. Charming miniature.

montana Mountain Snow. Large. White margins, a hint of streaking, white flowers on 40" scapes. Handsome clump!

Revolution. 24 x 18. Loyalist with characterto quote the originator. Dark green, with cream center, speckled green. Heavy substance. PPAF; NEW in 2003.

Sharmon. Large medium green; a unique center streak of yellow reverts to green late in the season.

Spilt Milk. The best of the streaked/splashed genre, in our opinion. Heart-shaped leaves become textured and wrinkled in maturity. A collectors hosta.

Striptease. 36 x 20. Dark green with chartreuse center, with variable white lines separating the other colors. Distinctive and attractive.

Tattoo. We mortgaged the house for this distinctive Avent hosta. Each bright gold leaf is tattooed with a green outline of a maple leaf. Truly distinctive, and with good genesa child of Little Aurora. PPAF.

tokudama Aureonebulosa. Medium. Like the species, cupped and heavily puckered at maturity, but a slow grower. Sport has a blue-green edge, ctr>

Whirlwind. Medium. Twisted, leathery deep green leaves with white and chartreuse streaked center. Very different.


HOUSTONIA serpyllifolia. Flat mats, very tight and dense, covered with blue flowers. Excellent in troughs or rock gardens, in sun. Long bloom period in Spring.

HOUTTUYNIA cordata Chameleon. 8". Colorful>

HUTCHINSIA alpina. Long-blooming with small white flowers in clusters on 4 stems; low mats of feathery foliage. Easy, but a first-rate rock plant, says one guru. Zones 3 7.

HYDRASTIS canadense (Goldenseal). This woodland native is sought as a medicinal (we dont know the particulars), but its umbrella-like leaves, crimson berries, are ornamental.