James H. Schutte
(Hosta, Lemon Lime Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The chartreuse-leafed ‘Lemon Lime’ needs more light for brilliant color. Hostas are herbaceous ornamentals prized for their mounding habit, toughness and variable leaves. This one has small, wavy, lance-shaped leaves that glow lime-green or chartreuse. The flowers are dark lavender, fertile, bell-shaped and appear on leafless stems held well above the foliage in midsummer. If deadheaded, this hosta will re-bloom several times during the season. The plants form...
(Hosta, Leola Fraim Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Leola Fraim plantain lily is a clump forming, shade tolerant, herbaceous perennial that is primarily grown for its ornamental foliage. In spring, it produces small clumps of heart-shaped, cupped and puckered variegated leaves of medium to dark green with creamy yellow margins. In early summer, upright, sturdy stems of trumpet-shaped, lavender flowers appear. This hosta prefers part sun to part shade and fertile, well drained soil. It is widely used in mixed perennial borders and massed as a large...
(Hosta, Liberty Hosta, Plantain Lily)
Arguably, there is no better perennial for shade. Hosta is a clump forming herbaceous ornamental grown mostly for its attractive foliage. The genus originates from Asia and is comprised of approximately 40 species and thousands of hybrid cultivars.
Throughout the growing season they present clumps of foliage in various shades of green, blue, blue-gray or gold. Some also have variegated markings of white, cream or gold. Their flowers are variable, but are generally trumpet, funnel or bell-shaped...
James H. Schutte
(Hosta, Love Pat Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Arguably, there is no better perennial for shade. Hosta is a clump-forming herbaceous ornamental grown primarily for its attractive foliage and 'Love Pat' is no exception.
One of the bolder blue specimen hostas, ‘Love Pat’ boasts thick, heart-shaped, ice-blue foliage that is heavily quilted and deeply cupped. The leaves often fade to green late in the season, usually after flowering. In the summer months plants produce tall stems topped with pale lavender to white, trumpet-shaped flowers. Once...
(Hosta, Loyalist Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for the habit, toughness, tolerance for shade, and highly variable leaves. This one, the stunning ‘Loyalist,’ upright, whorled clumps of oblong, pointed leaves that are very thick and stiff, and variegated strikingly with creamy white centers edged with dark green bands. The flowers are lavender and tubular, appearing in clusters on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.
Like most hostas, ‘Loyalist’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates...
(Hosta, Lunar Eclipse Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The chartreuse-leaved ‘Lunar Eclipse’ needs a bit of sun to develop its brightest color. Hostas are hebaceous perennials prized for their habit, toughness, and variety of leaves. This one has tapered leaves that are yellow to chartreuse with thin, white margins. They are stiff, slightly cupped, and held high on strong petioles (leaf stems). The flowers are palelavender, fertile, and bell-shaped and appear on leafy stems held well the foliage in midsummer. The...
(Hosta, Mama Mia Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas herbaceous perennials grown for their mounding habit, toughness, tolerance for shade, and variable, attract leaves. This one, ‘Mama Mia,’ forms medium-sized, spreading, open clumps of lance-shaped variegated leaves. They are deep green edged with wide, irregular bands of gold which turns creamy white. In fall, the entire turns gold. The flowers are pale lavender, bell-to-funnel-shaped, appearing on leafless stems held above the foliage in late spring to early summer.
Like most hostas,‘Mama...
(Hosta, Maraschino Cherry Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their leaves, toughness, mounding habit and tolerance of shade. To that, add colorful flower stems for ‘Maraschino Cherry.’ It is a medium-sized hosta and makes a neat clump of elliptical, waxy, glossy leaves that taper to a point. They are medium green and ribbed. In late summer, red-purple flower stalks rise above the plant, bearing clusters of lavender, tubular flowers.
Like most hostas, ‘Maraschino Cherry’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates...
(Hosta, Mayan Moon Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
This hosta, ‘Mayan Moon,’ has blue-green leaves with wide gold margins. The leaves are egg-shaped and have a corrugated texture. Grown mostly for its striking leaves, it is an herbaceous perennial for shade with a mounding habit. The flowers are white and tubular, and appear on tall, sturdy stems in late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Mayan Moon’ grows best in partially shaded sites, tolerates a wide range of soil, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of color and texture in shaded...
(Hosta, Metallica Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for the mounding habit, tolerance of shade, toughness, and attractive leaves. This one, shiny ‘Metallica,’ forms medium-sized, neat clumps of broad, lance-shaped, glossy leaves that taper to a point. They are blue-green with a metallic sheen. Lavender bell-to-funnel-shaped flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Metallica’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils,...