The Hosta Comparison Chart is a list of common perennial hostas grown at Johnson's Nursery. Hostas are one of the most commonly grown part-shade to full shade perennials. They have a distinct foliage structure, flowering habits, and bloom times, but they can vary slightly in color and greatly in size. Hostas also have solid color and variegated leaf options. Nearly all hostas bloom in summer, starting in June or July and ending in July, August, or September.
Hostas are one of the best plants to try when you can't get anything else to grow. They're durable, versatile, and virtually maintenance-free. Hostas play well together so you can have a variety if you like. No varieties of hosta are native to Wisconsin.
Featured image: Hosta 'Big Daddy'
|August Moon Hosta||20"||24-30"||Bright gold to chartreuse||Pale Lavender||July-August|
|Big Daddy Hosta||18-24"||3-4'||Frosty blue||White||July-August|
|Blue Angel Hosta||3-4'||4'||Blue-green, textured||White||July-August|
|Blue Cadet Hosta||10-15"||2-3'||Blue-green, heart-shaped||Lavender||July-August|
|Blue Giant Hosta||24-30"||30-48"||Blue-green||White-lavender||June-July|
|Earth Angel Hosta||3'||3-4'||Blue-green, white-cream margins||Pale Lavender||July-August|
|Empress Wu Hosta||4'||5-6'||Dark green||Lavender||July-August|
|Fire And Ice Hosta||14-16"||20"||Dark green with white center||Lavender||June-July|
|First Frost Hosta||12-18"||2-3'||Deep blue, edged in creamy yellow||Lavender||August-September|
|Fragrant Bouquet Hosta||18-22”||4-5'||Apple green, creamy yellow margins||Lavender||August-September|
|Francee Hosta||15-22”||30"||Forest green, thin white margins||Lavender||July-August|
|Frances Williams Hosta||18-24”||4-5'||Blue-green, yellow-green margins||White||June-July|
|Gold Standard Hosta||24-30”||3'||Cream leaves, dark green margins||Light Lavender||July-August|
|Golden Tiara Hosta||10-18”||2-3'||Green, gold margins||Lavender||July-August|
|Guacamole Hosta||18-24”||30-54"||Apple green, darker green margins||Pale Lavender||August-September|
|Halcyon Hosta||12-18”||30-40"||Blue-green, thick||Pale lavender||July-August|
|Island Breeze Hosta||12”||18"||Yellow, dark green margins||Lavender||July-August|
|June Hosta||6-16”||20-32"||Yellow-gold, blue-green margins||Lavender||July-August|
|Krossa Regal Hosta||30-36”||3-4'||Frosty blue, wavy-edged||Soft Orchid||July-August|
|Liberty Hosta||12-18”||2-3'||Matte green, wide yellow margins||Lavender||June-July|
|Loyalist Hosta||12-18”||18-24"||White center, dark green margins||Pale Lavender||June-July|
|Patriot Hosta||24-30”||30"||Forest green, white margins||Lavender||July-August|
|Stained Glass Hosta||15-18"||32-42"||Gold, blue-green margins||Lavender||July-August|
|Sum & Substance||30-36”||4-5'||Chartreuse, ages to gold, large, glossy||Lavender||July-August|
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