Friday, February 25, 2011

Hosta of the Year

I'd much rather talk about hostas!  They are being hybridized like rabbits! There are so many beautiful new varieties out there that it is hard to remember that one is not the official collector for the neighbourhood.  But just take a look at some of the new varieties and try not to own at least one of them!
Praying Hands a slug resistant,  medium size hosta 16 inches tall by 30 inches wide, is the 2010 Hosta of the Year.
But one Sheridan Nursery, near me,  is going to carry is called "Designer Genes" 30 cm by 80 cm It has bright red stems and chartreuse foliage.  Just try to beat me to the nursery for this one!

This catalogue from a nursery in Iowa is great for pictures of hostas and all types of plants.
http://www.inthecountrygardenandgifts.com/catalog/