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Hosta varities

HOSTAVARIETY

By the characteristic of leaf and flower we could categorizes hosta as following
– Blue Hosta
– Green Hosta
– Yellow or golden hosta
– White or partially white hosta
– Mini Hosta
– Corrugate Hosta
– Giant Hosta
– Streaked Hosta

 

Blue Hosta

There are few plants that demonstrated a true shade of blue foliage for the garden, Normally the attractive of plant is flower since Hostas are noted for their brightly colored variegated leaves, the best one that all gardener known hosta leave come in many variegated patterns. Actually Hosta leaves aren’t blue, but the leaves are green with a waxy coating which produced when new leaves are emerging.when season progress the wax decline from sun exposure ,water , temperature etc, after that he green leave underlying will appear. That mean why many hosta emerges with blue-green leaves, but becomes green in later. How long of blue color or waxy retain in the leave up to many factor,some may retain longer some not based on growing conditions.

Some of Favorite Blue Hostas

Blue Heaven
blueheaven
18 " T x 24 " W

Heart-shaped Silvery blue leaves.
The clumps are topped with 18" spikes of lavender flowers
Elvis Lives
ElvisLives
18" T x 38 " W

Narrow blue-green leaves , Pale purple flowers
Krossa Regal
KrossaRegal
40" T x 70 " W

Wavy blue green leave and a graceful.
lavender flower appear on exceptionally tall 4-6 foot’
Blue Mammoth
BlueMammoth
18" T x 24 " W

Heart-shaped leaf on blue green color,
Bell shape with lavender flowers
Big Daddy
BIGDADDY
25" T x 47 " W

Grey-blue leaves with prominent veins,
Grayish-white bell-shaped flowers.
Blue angle
BLUEANGLE
32" T x 70 " W

A very large tiered mound of heavily textured blue leaves that can be as wide as 18 in. in diameter.
Purple/Lavender Flower
Deep Blue Sea
DEEPBLUESEA
15" T x 36 " W

Thick metallic blue leaves with cupped and heavily corrugated.
Light lavender flowers
Blue Umbrellas
BLUEAMBELLA
31" T x 59 " W

Large specimen with big blue-green leaves a downward cup shaped. Pale lavender large flowers.
Blue Cadet
BLUECADET
16" T x 36 " W

Medium size hosta with blue-green heart shaped leaves. Medium Lavender flower
Restless Sea
RestlessSea
17" T x 32 " W

A medium size hosta with large intensively curled leaves edges
leaves is intense blue, blue-gray green, green in summer
Lavender flowers
Blue Jay
JAYBLUE
18" T x 15 " W


Hybrids a seedling from Hosta 'Dorset Blue

The intense powder-blue round cupped heart shape on leaves
Becomes green later in the season.
The clump is topped with light lavender flowers
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
AbiquaDrinkingGourd
22" T x 46 " W

Heavily textured, huge blue-green leaves cup and twist
White flowers.
Baby Bunting
BABYBUNTING
6" T x 12 " W

Blue hosta in smallest size (mini hosta)
Rounded leaves about 2 inch wide in maturity that begin grey-blue in color, later becoming dark green. Purple flowers.
Camelot
CAMELOT
18" T x 48 " W

Medium hosta with a thick & heart-shaped leaves are bright blue in spring.
A leaves are moderately corrugated and slightly cupped.
lavender flowers
Dorset Blue
dorsetblue
6" T x 15 " W

(Mini blue)
Rounded intense blue leaves, looks like 'Blue Moon', but grows better. Heart-shaped blade. Heavily corrugated, thick substance.
Pale lavender flowers open in mid- to late August.

Green Hostas

Green hosta is so fascinate in the garden due to the beautiful shade of green along with wild leaf characteristics. By hybridizing many variation of shade were created. Colorful of leave on hosta depending on genetics, exposure to sunlight or soil and light absorbing chlorophyll in their leave that why some slightly green some darker.

“The expert on hosta explain on the shiny of hosta leave.
he shiny layer on hosta leaves is based in the cuticle, which is the topmost layer of the leaf epidermis. The epidermis is the outer multi-layered group of cells covering the leaf. It forms the boundary separating the plant’s inner cells from the environment. The epidermis serves several functions: protection against water loss, regulation of gas exchange, and secretion of metabolic compounds. The epidermis is usually transparent, since epidermal cells lack chloroplasts and outermost coat is a waxy cuticle that prevents water loss. Thus, the plant cuticle has a primary role in water conservation, but is also an important barrier against the entry of pathogenic microorganisms. The cuticle consists of a cross-linked polymer called “cutin” and provides a protective wax layer that seals the plant surface. The waxy layer of the cuticle is obvious, appearing either as a shiny film on some hosta leaves or as a glaucous outer covering that gives a gray or blue appearance to hosta leaves. That glaucous type of cuticle has light scattering crystals present in the wax, which give a dull, rather than a shiny appearance. Several factors can determine how shiny the leaf surface appears including the amount of wax, the type of wax, the crystalline structure of the epicuticular wax, leaf texture and in some genera leaf hairiness. The cuticle can be damaged by external forces like rubbing or mechanically polishing through which it becomes shinier because the structure of the epicuticular wax is physically changed. The physical characteristics of the cuticle are based on environmental adaptation of plants, in our case hostas, in response to terrestrial conditions and the underlying reason has not been studied in the genus Hosta. Shiny cuticle characteristics are genetically passed on to progeny, and appear to be dominant in F1 and F2 pod progeny of “shiny” species like H. yingeri. It should be noted that glaucous characteristics usually disappear as the growing season progresses and are not as permanent as the shiny phase.” — George Schmid

Bridegroom
Bridegroom

16" T x 34" W
A very shiny dark green leaves that curl upward while the sides of the leaves turn downward. Rippled margins make great when stand alone.
Purple flowers
Church Mouse
Church Mouse
12" T x 14 " W

Mini green–hosta with thick rounded, blue-green leaves are ringed with a coarsely ruffled edge bell-shaped, lavender flowers.
Marilyn Monroe
MarilynMonroe
14" T x 36 " W

Heart-shaped thick leaves green with an intense white underside. The waxy leaves have ruffled margins.Lavender flowers
Green Jeans
GreenJeans
15" T x 40" W

Shiny dark green leaf Hybrid from ‘Aureomarginata' x Hosta yingeri.
Wide vigorous clumps are composed of rich green leaves Deep Purple flower
Irish Luck
IrishLuck
18" T x 36 " W

Glossy & dark green leave with rippled margins and deep veining. Light purple bell-shaped flowers
Red Neck Heaven
RedNeckHeaven
13" T x 30 " W

Medium green, with thick white wax on the back of the leaves. Green leave with a heavily rippled margin
white flowers emerge sideways
Sum and Substance
SumandSubstance
30"T x 60 "W

Giant heart-shaped, flat leaves have a glossy chartreuse hue that changes to gold when more sun.
Purple/Lavender Flower.
Stimulation
STIMULATION
Glossy green leaves with
amazing amount of waviness
Large pale lavender flowers.
Surfer Dude
SurferDude
18" T x 48 " W

A unique wavy edge with thick grayish-green leaves.upright leaves that arch outwards like a giant wave slightly fragrant purple flowers
Get NekkidGetNekkid12" T x 27 " W

Glossy green wavy leaf hosta with an amazing floral display.
Hybrid from ‘Elvis Lives' and ‘Hosta yingeri lavender flowers