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ALWERDT'S GARDENS

"A DESTINATION GARDEN CENTER"

HOSTAS

This is a listing of plants that we will have in the spring.  Not all items are kept in stock throughout the summer and fall, so please call before coming to inquire  about availability.  Phone # 618-483-5798.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens and Q and Z Nursery.


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/Abiqua_Drinking_gourd.jpg'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'  Deeply cupped, thick-substanced, blue-green foliage. Grows 24" high by 46" wide. No other Hosta boasts such deeply cupped leaves. White medium bell shaped flowers in June to July. Worth growing as a specimen and conversation piece.

 

WaltersGardens-LO14408-HostaAlakazaamPP22342-CPBRAF.jpgHosta 'Alakazaam'  Miniature hosta  with long narrow leaves that are green with bright yellow ruffled margins in the spring.  Margins brighten to a creamy white by summer.  Foliage forms a horizontal mound and lavender flowers.  Grows to 5” tall and 13” wide, a true Miniature.  Zone 3-9. 

 

http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/Hosta_Autumn_Frost.jpgHosta ‘Autumn Frost’
This variety has oval to heart-shaped leaves in a frosty blue color with wide yellow margins that fade with age. Grows 12 inches tall with a 24 inch spread. Blooms appear in summer and reach 16 inches tall. Hostas like part to full shade and average well-drained soil. They make great additions to the shade garden and can even be used as a groundcover.



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/Blue_Angel.jpg'Blue Angel'  22"-30". Deep blue foliage, heavy texture, dense cluster of white flowers.





Blue.chiffon.jpgBlue Chiffon

Blue green leaves that are slightly wavy with thick substance. Flowers open in late June and into July. 20 inches tall by 48 inches wide. Shade. Zones 3-8





http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO5025-HostaBlue-Mouse-Ears.jpg‘Blue Mouse Ears’  2008 Hosta of the Year. A mini hosta, but one you can not but fall in love with. Small round gray-green leaves are com­prised of a substance so thick you have to feel it to believe it. Lavender flowers on short scapes pro­portionate to the clump top it in midsummer. A must have hosta for the collector and rock garden enthusiast.




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17843-HostaBlue-Umbrellas.jpg'Blue Umbrellas' 30" high by 72" wide.A huge mound of umbrella-like leaves.  A good grower for a large hosta with a distinctive appearance. Pale lavender flowers on 30" high scapes from late June to mid-July. Takes shade to three-quarter sun.


'Bob Deane'  Characterized by its large blue-green, heavily substanced leaves circled by a ruffled border. The streaky 1/2" - 1" creamy-yellow edge turns lighter in mid-summer. Beautiful pure white flowers open above the heart-shaped leaves in late July - early August. A medium to large grower.


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO8020-HostaBrother-Stefan.jpg‘Brother Stefan’  A moderate grower, boasts large, heavily corrugated gold leaves with a wide dark green margin. Near white flowers top the thick leaves in early summer. A spectacular Hosta! 



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17814-HostaCaptain-Kirk.jpg'Captain Kirk'  Wider dark green leaves with heavier substance distinguish this sport of 'Gold Standard' from its parent. The golden leaf center contrasts nicely with the darker margin. Pale lav­ender flowers top the fast growing clump in mid­summer. A medium size Hosta.





http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO14847-HostaCathedral-WindowsPP17295.jpg'Cathedral Windows’  The domed, heart shaped leaves of ‘Cathedral Windows’ glow from a golden-yellow interior. The wide, dark green leaf margin is significantly wider than the parent plant, ‘Stained Glass’. Large fragrant near-white flowers in late summer. Bright fil­tered light draws out the best coloration on this vigorous grower. Forms a medium sized mound of foliage. 

 





http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/celebrity.jpg‘Celebrity’  A Lachman classic offering sharply contrasting variegation and a large mound size. Leaves 10” long by 7” wide, medium to dark green with a ¼” to ¾” wide gold margin. Moderate corrugation with good substance. Pale lavender flowers from mid-June into July on 24-30” scapes. Grows 26”x56”. 


WaltersGardens-LO21861-HostaCoast-to-CoastPPAF-CPBRAF.jpgHosta ‘Coast to Coast’
This unique and large hosta is a Proven Winner and has many features that will make this stand out in the garden. The leaves emerge a golden shade that will lighten if it gets the right amount of sun. The leaves are thick and become puckered with a wavy edge, making them slightly more slug resistant. Grows 30 inches tall and spreads 36 inches. Blooms light purple blooms on 36 inch scapes in midsummer that can attract hummingbirds. Full to part shade. Zones 3-9

WaltersGardens-LO21458-HostaDancing-Queen.jpgHosta ‘Dancing Queen’
This hosta is said to emerge yellow and stay yellow throughout the season. The leaves are large and have a slightly ruffled edge. Grows to 18 inches tall and spreads 30 inches wide. In midsummer it blooms lavender flowers on 28 inch scapes and can attract hummingbirds. Full to part shade. Zones 3-9




deep.space.9.jpg‘Deep Space Nine’  Leaves are 8.5” long by 7” wide; medium to dark green center surrounded by a ½” to 1” yellow margin; wavy; thick substance. Has pale lavender flowers on 2-3’ scapes from mid July. Medium growth rate. This selection is a reversed sport of ‘Captain Kirk’.

 

WaltersGardens-LO19028-HostaDiamonds-are-ForeverPPAF.jpgHosta ‘Diamonds Are Forever’
A very showy hosta that has green leaves with a thick white margin. A petite hosta, this one grows only 10 inches tall and spreads 24 inches. Blooms purple flowers in midsummer on scapes 20-24 inches tall that can attract hummingbirds. Full to part shade. Zones 3-9


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO12612-HostaEarth-Angel.jpg'Earth Angel' Hosta of the Year 2009 From the beloved classic 'Blue Angel' comes 'Earth Angel', a wonderfully varie­gated form. Large heart-shaped blue-green leaves have a wide creamy-white border. Pale lavender flowers top the clump in early summer. A show stopper when used as a specimen. Large grower. 


Easy.to.love.jpg‘Easy to Love’  Leaves 5” long by 4” wide; blue-green with a ¼ to ½” wide, white margin; good substance. Has sharp foliage color contrast; small mound size to 12” high by 28” wide. Medium to fast growth rate. Has pale lavender flowers in July.

 


Emerald.charger.jpg‘Emerald Charger’  Sport of ‘Stained Glass’ with much wider margin and heavier substance. Leaves are 9” long by 7” wide; gold center with a 2” wide, bright green margin; wavy. Medium to fast growth rate. Fragrant, pale lavender flowers open on 2-3” scapes in August.




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17035-HostaEmpress-WuPP20774-CPBR4240.jpg‘Empress Wu’ The largest known hosta in commerce! Makes a tremendous focal point. Huge, thick, dark green, deeply veined leaves form a massive upright clump up to 39” high by 66” wide. Leaves up to 22” long by 15” wide. Leaf blade very broadly ovate, very wavy, slightly corrugated and thick substance. Very pale lavender flowers from late June to mid July on scapes 40-48” high. A Proven Winner.


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/enterprise.jpg‘Enterprise’  Leaves are 8” long by 6” wide; creamy white center with a green margin; better than average substance. Lavender flowers in July. Grows to a mound size of 20” high by 45” wide. Excellent mound of white-centered foliage. 


‘Fantabulous’ Showy creamy white border on green leaves. Lavender flowers in Summer. Shade. 10 inches tall by 15 inches wide. Zones 3-8



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO14577-HostaFirst-Frost.jpg‘First Frost’   2010 Hosta of the Year. In the garden, it has interest all season long. In spring, its blue-green and yellow combination is quite striking. In midsummer the blue-green turns to dark green and the yellow to white, remaining so till frost. Lavender flowers top the clump in late summer. Grows into a mound 14” high by 36” wide; leaves 7” long by 5” wide.




Frosted.mouse.ears.jpg'Frosted Mouse Ears'  Freatures a wide, creamy margin with a bluish center on the leaves.  Slow growth rate. Dense clusters of purple flowers at 12" tall appear in July. Grows 7" tall and 18" wide.

 

WaltersGardens-LO16287-HostaGrand-Prize.jpgHosta ‘Grand Prize’
A beautiful hosta that has green leaves with very wide yellow borders which will lighten to cream with maturity. Grows 12 inches tall and spreads 24 inches wide. Blooms dark purple flowers in midsummer on 24 inch scapes. Full to part shade. Zones 3-9



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2101-HostaGuacamole.jpg'Guacamole'  Hosta of the Year 2002.   Probably the most exciting Hosta to hit the landscape in years! Developed by Bob Solberg of North Carolina it has proven to be outstanding. The leaves are 10" long by 8" wide with gold-centered, green-mar­gined color. The colors intensify with more light and during the growing season. Fragrant, pale lavender flowers are produced on 38" scapes throughout August. It has a fast growth rate and will mature about 24" high and 54" wide. 'Guaca­mole' is a deli delight! 




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2108-HostaHadspen-Blue.jpg'Hadspen Blue'  12" high by 15" wide from England. Leaves with good form and substance. Pest-resistant. Many lavender flow­ers provide graceful contrast to blue foliage in late summer. Shade to three-quarter sun.






http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2111-HostaHalcyon.jpg'Halcyon' 16". Deep blue-green leaves forming a dense mound. Good slug-resis­tance. Tall stems of pale lavender flowers.



‘Hanky Panky’  A natural sport of ‘Striptease’. Emerges in the spring with dark green leaves edged with a pale lime edge. An ivory halo separates the center from the margin. As the summer progresses, the center brightens to a creamy-yellow color as the ‘Strip tease­ pattern’ changes to a dark green and the margin then becomes near white. Lavender flowers top the vigorous clump in midsummer.

‘Hosta Heatwave’  The leaves of this hosta are blue margined with bright chartreuse centers. As the growing season progresses the chartreuse will intensify. The leaves have a thick and puckered texture and the flowers of the plant are white. It is an improved sport of Hosta Bright Lights. This is a medium sized host with leaves reaching 12” and flowers topping out at 16”.

http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO5400-HostaHigh-SocietyPP17313.jpg‘High Society’  This striking Hosta is a sport of the beloved ‘June’. ‘High Society’ emerges in the spring with a warm yellow center which brightens to white by midsummer. The leaves are edged by a wide blue margin. Pale lavender flowers open just above the mound of foliage in late summer.





holy.mouse.ears.jpg‘Holy Mouse Ears’  Extremely popular small variety with leaves 2 1/4” long by 2” wide; bluish green margin, yellow to creamy white center; thick substance. Slow grower to a mound 6” high by 16” wide. Purple flowers in July on short scapes.


WaltersGardens-LO19042-HostaHumpback-Whale.jpgHosta ‘Humpback Whale’
This hosta is a must-have for the hosta enthusiast. Large, blue-green leaves form a tight mound that grows to 3 feet tall and spreads up to 7 feet wide. Near-white flowers appear in midsummer on scapes that reach 4 feet tall. Make sure this one has plenty of room in the part to full shade. Zones 3-9


Imperial.palace.jpg‘Imperial Palace’ Green leaves with showy yellow to creamy white centers. Pale lavender flowers in summer. Shade. 25 inches tall by 53 inches wide.

 



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO12623-HostaJune.jpg'June'  2001 HOSTA OF THE YEAR 
Gold-centered sport of 'Halcyon'. 12" high by 30" wide.  Pointed leaves, 6" long by 4" wide, have attractive gold center with a blue-green margin. Heavy substance. Very distinctive. Demonstrates good slug resistance. Light to violet flowers late July on 16" 20" scapes. Medium to slow growing.


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO5197-HostaJune-FeverPP15340-CPBR2850.jpg‘June Fever’  Sport of the very popular ‘June’ differing by its brighter gold center and narrower margin; good growth rate. Leaves are 6” long by 3 ½” wide; bright gold in the center with a narrow, dark green margin (maintains brightest gold center with a few hours of sunlight per day); good substance. Pale bluish lavender flowers from late July into early August on 24” scapes.

 

WaltersGardens-LO19748-HostaJune-SpiritPPAF.jpg‘June Spirit’ Sport of June Fever. Chartreuse leaves edged by green. Lavender flowers in mid-summer. 14” by 30”





http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO8746-HostaKomodo-Dragon.jpg‘Komodo Dragon’    Matures as a large vase-shaped mound (up to seven feet) of heart shaped grey-green leaves that are 15” long by 11” wide. Pale lavender flowers open in early summer. A good rarity for the back of the border or specimen use. 






http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2136-HostaKrossa-Regal.jpg'Krossa Regal'  30"-36". Blue green leaves form a vase-shaped clump. Stems of mid-season lavender flowers reach up to 5". Good slug-resistance. Premium! 


WaltersGardens-LO21902-HostaLakeside-Paisley-Print.jpg‘Lakeside Paisley’  Stunning small hosta features thick substance, heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins. Narrow, creamy white markings in the center shoot out in a feathery pattern from the cream petioles. Light lavender flowers from early July to August on 24” scapes. Leaves 6 ½” long by 6” wide. Grows into a mound 10” by 30” wide. Rare!


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO16532-HostaLibertyPP12531(1).jpg'Liberty'   Hosta of the Year 2012.   Sport of the beloved H. "Sagae'. 'Liberty' features a wider, more dramatic border, especially noticeable on younger plants. The leaves are thicker. The margin fades to creamy-white later in the season. Lavender flowers. 
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WaltersGardens-LO14157-HostaLittle-TreasurePP21210.jpg‘Little Treasure’ Sport of Little Jay. This mini hosta features blue green margins with creamy white centers. Lavender flowers. Vigorous and easy to grow. 8” by 11”




WaltersGardens-LO2154-HostaLoyalist.jpg‘Loyalist’ A Sport of the well known ‘Patriot’. Deep green leaves with nearly pure white centers. Heavy substance with pale lavender flowers mid-summer. 18” by 24”

 

 

 


WaltersGardens-LO2157-HostaMinuteman.jpg'Minuteman'  
Sport of 'Francee' known for its wide, white margins contrasting a dark green center. Medium growth rate. Lavender flowers grow 30-35" tall in mid July.  Grows 23" tall by 50" wide. 




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2161-Hosta-montanaAureomarginata.jpgMontana 'Aureomarginata'   42" high by 48" wide. One of the most admirable Hostas. Glossy green base, wide, irregular yellow margins; huge leaves 12" wide, 14" long. Lots of pale-lavender flowers in early summer. Shade to three-quarter sun.



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2173-HostaNight-before-Christmas.jpg'Night Before Christmas'   25" high by 63 wide.  One of the "breakthrough" plants in the world of Hosta. A 'White Christmas' mutation with heavier substance and much wider margin. The center o the leaf is a creamy-white changing to pure whit by summer. Dark green margins on large pointed leaves 12" long by 7" wide. Pale lavender flower open from mid July into August on scapes up to 36 high. Medium to fast growing.

 

'Northern Exposure'  A very large Hosta with corrugated, blue –green that will develop a wide yellow-green margin that will turn a creamy white as the growing season progresses. The flowers of this 36” tall are white and will reach a height of 42”.

 

 


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17801-HostaOld-GloryPP12503.jpg'Old Glory'  Rapidly growing sport of 'Glory' displays golden heart shaped leaves edged with a uneven dark green edge. A lighter shade of green appears where the green and gold overlap. Prominent veins and a rippled edge to the leaves round out the attributes. Lavender flowers appear in mid-summer. Spectacular! Forms 16" mound up to 42" wide with leaves 9" long by 8" wide.




'On Stage'   
Outstanding Hosta featuring bright yellow leaf centers with dark green-margined; colors intensify during the growing season. Laven­der flowers on 30" scapes. Medium to fast growth rate.


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO12587-HostaOrange-MarmaladePP16742.jpg'Orange Marmalade'   Out­standing sport of 'Paul's Glory'. Should become one of the most popular cultivars in the near future. Grows 20" high by 45" wide. Leaves are 7" by 5" wide; 1/2 inch wide blue-green margin; center bright gold as it emerges from soil in spring, becoming lighter during the season. Pale lavender flowers on 3' scapes from mid-July into early August. Medium growth. 

WaltersGardens-LO2189-HostaParadigm.jpg‘Paradigm’  2007 Hosta of the Year. This super sport of ‘Abiqua Recluse’ has beauti­ful gold leaves edged with a blue-green margin. The variegation pattern intensifies later in spring. Lavender flowers bloom in summer. A medium large grower to 23” high by 48” wide. Slug-resistant foliage. Very impressive. 


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/pathfinder.jpg‘Pathfinder’ Outstanding sport of ‘Francee’. Leaves 6” long by 4 ¾” wide; dark green margin; white center with many green speckles; thick substance. Grows 16” high by 36” wide. Lavender flowers from late July into August. 




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17795-HostaPatriot.jpg'Patriot'  18" high by 24" wide. "Hosta of the Year for 1997". A natural sport of 'Francee' has the same deep green leaves but is blessed with a much wider variegation on the edge of the leaf. Mid-season lavender flowers. Very popular! 
 






http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO8058-HostaPaul-s-Glory.jpg'Paul's Glory'  1999 HOSTA OF THE YEAR. A sensational specimen plant popu­lar for its vivid foliage colors, good substance, and attractive mound habit. Grows 25" high by 55" wide. Pale lavender flowers on 35" scapes from mid-July to early August. 
 







http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO13384-HostaPraying-Hands(1).jpg  ‘Praying Hands’  2011 HOSTA OF THE YEAR. Popular, unusual cultivar with extremely cupped, very wavy, white margined foliage; great in the garden, but outstanding as a container plant which emphasizes its upright mound habit and narrow wavy foliage. Leaves 7” long by 2” wide. Grows into a mound 16” high by 30” wide. Has narrow funnel-shaped, lavender flowers from late July into August on 30” scapes. 
 


Queen.Josephine.jpg'Queen Josephine'  Glossy, dark green leaves with outstanding yellow margins that turn to cream as the season progresses. Medium purple flowers grow to 33" tall in midsummer.  Grows 16" tall and up to 42" wide.  



WaltersGardens-LO17805-HostaRainforest-Sunrise.jpg'Rainforest Sunrise'  2013 Hosta of the Year.  
Sharply contrasting variegation pattern between dark green margins and a bright gold center. Near-white flowers in July. Grows 10" tall and 25" wide. 

 



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO16893-HostaRegal-SupremePP19818.jpg‘Regal Splendor’  2003 Hosta of the Year. A sport of ‘Krossa Regal’ with creamy-white leaf margins on frosty blue leaves. This plant has an unique vase-shaped form. Orchid flowers in mid­summer on tall scapes. A large grower to 30” high by 72” wide. 

Robert.frost.jpg'Robert Frost'  Blue-green leaves with creamy yellow to white margins. Large, broad, ovate leaves. White flowers grow 30-35" tall. Grows 23" tall and up to 42" wide. 




WaltersGardens-LO2234-HostaRoyal-Standard.JPG'Royal Standard'   Large mounds of pale green, glossy, pointed leaves. Sun and drought tolerance. Fragrant white flowers grow 35-40" tall inlate summer. Grows 26" tall and up to 63" wide. 

 



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2239-HostaSagae.jpg'Sagae'   2000 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year. 30" high by 70" wide. Leaves are 13" long by 11" wide; gold margins change to creamy white by mid-summer. Margins stay gold in deeper shade. Dark green center to the leaf with a smooth texture and good substance. Good slug resistance. Lavender flowers open on scapes up to 4' high from mid July into August. Not a fast grower. 



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/sara_s_sensation.jpg‘Sara’s Sensation’  A sport of ‘Frances Williams’ with leaves 12” long by 10” wide; blue-green in the center with a 3 ½” wide, gold margin; heavily corrugated; thick substance. Grows 22” high by 50” wide. Has near-white flowers from mid-June into early July. 




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17806-HostaStained-Glass.jpg'Stained Glass'   Hosta of the Year 2006.  A new introduction sport of 'Guacamole'. Exhibiting the same rapid growth rate and mounding form, 'Stained Glass' differs by displaying its variegation earlier in the spring and maintaining a much brighter, brilliant gold throughout the season. Prominent veins through­out the leaf gives it a 'stained glass' window effect. Large fragrant near-white flowers per­fume the garden in August.



http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2262-HostaStriptease.jpg'Striptease'    Hosta of the Year 2005.  Between a rich, velvety green border and a chartreuse gold center, are the most unique "etchings" of pure white. Fragrant violet flowers in summer on 26" scapes. Foliage grows 24" tall by 30" wide. Likes to show off! 


http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO18390-HostaSum-and-Substance.jpg'Sum and Substance'   Hosta of the Year 2004.  30" high by 80" wide. Huge, glossy, tough textured gold leaves 18" long by 14" wide. Color is better with more light. Shade to three-quarter sun. Award winner; slug-resistant. Mid-season light lavender flowers. 

 




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO2293-HostaThunderboltPP14232.jpg'Thunderbolt'  The very thick, rubbery-blue leaves have a gold flash down the center of each leaf which turns creamy-white later in the season.  Near-white flowers top the clump in early summer. Truly a conversation piece to showcase. A me­dium to large grower.





  
http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO17866-HostaTouch-of-ClassPP13080.jpg‘Touch of Class’  A medium size sharp new Hosta, the tetroploid form of ‘June’, emerges in the spring with intense blue leaves with a gold flame in the leaf center. A green pattern occurs where the gold and blue overlap. The leaves have an incredible thick substance and held more up­right than ‘June’. Lavender flowers top the clump in mid -summer.




http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/WaltersGardens-LO16887-HostaTropical-DancerPP21209.jpg‘Tropical Dancer’  A sensational, new cultivar with leaves 9” long by 6” wide; medium green center with a wide, heavily rippled, creamy yellow to white margin. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on 24” scapes. Medium growth rate to a mound 20” high by 36” wide.




 

Whirlwind.jpg 'Whirlwind'   A standout in any Hosta collec­tion for its variegation and wavy, unruly mound habit. The leaf center undergoes continual color changes, being white with greenish tints early slowly becoming pale green, then darker green.  The shiny, dark green margin offers a nice contrast to the center even when it is pale green. Has a fast growth rate and makes a nice specimen, but also effective as a ground cover. Grows 19" high and up to 40" wide. Leaves are 8" long by 6" wide Lavender flowers in mid-summer. Very distinctive and attractive! 

 
winter.warrior.jpg‘Winter Warrior’  The vivid coloration makes for great specimen plant. Leaves 10” long by 5 ½” wide; dark green in the center with a 1” wide, creamy yellow to white margin; wavy and smooth-textured. Pale lavender flowers in July on two foot scapes.  Medium growth rate to a mound 19” high by 39” wide.

 

http://www.alwerdtsgardens.com/attachments/Image/Hosta_Wishing_Well.jpgHosta ‘Wishing Well’ This variety of hosta holds its strong blue color all summer long. Grows 23 inches tall and spreads 38 inches. Takes part to full shade and an average well-drained soil. Blooms white flowers in mid-summer that reach 26-29 inches tall. The leaves unfold slowly giving them a cupped look. Leaves are thick, giving them a little more resistance to the slugs and snails. Great for woodland gardens.