Blue-green leaves are irregularly streaked in white on this multiple award winner from legendary Hosta breeder Mildred Seaver. The thick texture of its uniquely variegated leaves makes them less enticing to slugs, a definite bonus for Hosta lovers. Clusters of white flowers on 30in stems simply enhance the foliage.
This genus of shade lovers has 70 species, all of them from China and Japan, and hybridizers have produced hundreds of exciting crosses. Hostas have many handsome leaf colorations and lavender or white Lily-like flowers on graceful stalks. Plants prefer a moist location, but we've had a mass planting thrive for more than 30 years under a row of Sugar Maples. (In the South and West, evenly moist soil is required.) Because Hostas are grown primarily for their foliage, the figure next to "ht" is the height of the leaves, not the flowers.