Hosta ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’

Hosta Pocketfull of Sunshine at WaltersOne of our favorite new hostas is Hosta ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’.  The longer we grow it, the better we like it…here’s a new photo.  It originated as a sport, originally from Hosta ‘Maui Buttercups’.  Hosta ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ has very thick, corrugated leaves, with a dramatic gold and dark green pattern on a small-medium sized clump.

 

A few favorite hostas – new photos

I've got hostas on the brain today, since in a few hours, we'll soon be hosting 420 hosta friends for an intimate dinner, as part of the 2015 American Hosta Society National Convention. I'm also just back from a road trip to Walters Gardens in Michigan to visit one of the top perennial plant breeders in the world, our friend Hans Hansen.  While there, I snapped quite a few hosta photos, and here are some of my personal favorites. Hosta 'Happy Dayz' is a sport of the difficult to grow Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'...a plant that grows fine in a pot, but sulks in the ground.  This mutation has dramatically more vigor and makes a superb garden specimen.   Hosta 'Key West' is an enormous gold-leaf hosta with great vigor from our friend, Indiana hosta breeder, Olga Petryszyn. Hosta 'Bridal Falls' is a stunning, ruffled leaf introduction from Holland's Jan van den Top that I just adore. Here's one more or Olga's best hosta creations, Hosta 'Brother Read more [...]

Hostas looking good in the garden

Here are some new hosta images from the garden, starting with the miniature Hosta 'Church Mouse'...very cool ruffled edges. Here is Hosta 'Rainbow's End'...a stunning favorite that just glows. Another superb small hosta, Hosta 'Virginia Reel'. Love this plant Here's a fascinating hosta image just captured by staff member Jim Burgan, who noticed the light coming through the fern onto the hosta leaf...pretty cool. Read more [...]