Searching the entire collection
Our National Collection
Our National Collection currently contains
well over 2000 varieties but not all of them are listed on our website.
Please note that we have over 1,000 of these varieties available for sale BUT not every variety. When we cannot supply a variety, an alternative is indicated.
- Our 2017
Availability List shows over 1,000 varieties we do have
for sale this year.
- Availability search - if you are after a specific
combination of characteristics, take a look at our search
resource , which allows you to browse available varieties
organised by dominant leaf colour, size, flower colour and fragrance.
We are gradually building our own collection of
images on the website but would like to take this opportunity to recommend
Library as an excellent source of images. The photos used on this
site are of hostas grown naturally, in a variety of conditions. The
advantage of including a number of different images is that you can
easily see how the different growing conditions affects the growth and
colouring of the individual plants.
NOTE: You will need to search for each variety by navigating
the Hosta Library website. We apologise if this seems a little long-winded
but, as a commercial organisation, we are obliged to follow the user
guidelines of the Hosta Library and not link to individual pages on
There are several well established conventions for describing hosta
plant characteristics and we have drawn upon the collective wisdom of
the Hosta Registration journals, Mark Zilis's comprehensive study of
the hosta genus and the American Hosta Society. Our own observations,
gathered over more than 30 years of growing hostas, have shown us that
descriptions of growth characteristics must only be used as a guide.
In reality, each plant will grow slightly differently according to the
environment in which it is planted.
We have around 1,000 varieties for sale this
year and are happy to divide parent plants in the collection for special
requests, providing the plants are suitable for division. If we cannot
do this then we operate a 'wish list' and will contact you when divisions
do become available.
Just email us if you have any specific requests and we will do what we can to help you source the plant.